Community radio station Erewash Sound has organised a variety show to help raise funds for a new studio and to support a local hospice.
‘Erewash Sound Presents’ played to a sell-out audience at the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton. The show featured music and comedy from a series of local talent, performing alongside Erewash Sound presenters.
Station Manager Jeff Martin told RadioToday: “We give a lot of promotion to lots of local talented performers and I thought it may be a good idea to ask if they would like to perform a show for Erewash Sound.
“Although we are fundraising to replace one of our studios we also thought it would be a good opportunity to raise funds for Treetops Hospice in Risley. Treetops are one of our community partners and they need to raise 3million pound a year to provide their services for free.”
The show featured Lia White one of Will.I.Am’s contestants on the 2017 the voice. The Sandicare Male Voice Choir and many other well know theatre performers, doing songs from well-known shows. Some Erewash Sound presenters also took to the stage for the first time ever to dance sing and perform.
The show was produced by morning show presenter Dave Allen who is a musical theatre fan. David said: “This was a real challenge but it was so worth it, everyone came together to produce a wonderful night. We gained new listeners and people have made new friendships.”