Staff at St Giles Hospice have done their bit for the BBC’s ‘Big Night In’ fundraising event by performing Tony Christie’s hit song “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?”
A group of essential key workers, who are continuing to work at the hospice and out in the community throughout the coronavirus crisis, used a break from their duties to answer comedian Peter Kay’s call to support the national TV event.
The BBC is planning to use a selection of clips from across the country in a new version of the comedy video to be broadcast on Thursday, 23rd April.
St Giles hopes that the video team – led by Clinical Director Katie Taroni – will be included and that their video will help to promote the hospice’s new fundraising drive, “Katie’s Appeal.”
“Katie’s Appeal” is the charity’s urgent response to the coronavirus crisis which aims to raise public awareness of the disruption to regular fundraising activities and a rising demand for St Giles Hospice care.
As only around a third of its funding comes from Government, the hospice relies upon donations and fundraising to finance the £10m it needs each year for its services.