Sheffield Citadel Band to team up with Tony Christie

published on 12 Apr 2022

Sheffield Citadel Band

The Salvation Army Band will share a stage with singing legend Tony Christie to raise money for charities across Sheffield.

The (Is This The Way To Amarillo?) star will perform at The Big Night Out on April 21, with proceeds going to the Lord Mayor’s charity and split between The Salvation Army, Sheffield Hospitals and Hi5, which supports young people with learning disabilities.

Other guests on the night will be the church and charity’s Sheffield Citadel Band, singers Ahmad Hussain, Keeley Ryan and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Kyle Tomlinson, with dancing from All That Jazz School of Dance and Acro and Darfoulds.

The Salvation Army's Ryan Wileman, who is chaplain to the Lord Mayor and runs a community programme in the Westfield area of the city, said: “Music is an integral part of who we are so we’re proud to be part of the line-up for what will be a fantastic evening, bringing together impressive and creative new talent from across Sheffield with the return of a legend to his home county.

Music is an integral part of The Salvation Army so we’re proud to be part of the line-up for what will be a fantastic evening
Ryan Wileman

“The money raised for The Salvation Army will go directly to projects in Sheffield, mainly for youth activities and to our homelessness services in the city. We are currently piloting ‘pod’ like accommodation for rough sleepers with complex issues who struggle in conventional hostel environments. We have now started supporting people, giving them not only a bed for the night, but helping them find more permanent housing and mental health support. We’re really pleased that proceeds will go to this initiative.

“Tickets are selling fast for this fantastic event so make sure to get yours soon to enjoy a great evening of entertainment and to raise money for some brilliant causes!”

The Lord Mayor Cllr Gail Smith is completing a number of challenges during her mayoral year, including a Skydive. Money has also been raised through a pop-up charity shop, fashion shows, Christmas carolling and an event with renowned Sheffield artist Joe Scarborough.

Sheffield Citadel Band

Cllr Smith said: “As Lord Mayor of Sheffield, I am really excited about this upcoming event, that will not only showcase some of Sheffield’s fabulous talent but it will help raise important funds for the Lord Mayor’s Charity, that will in turn go on to support the amazing work that is carried out here in Sheffield by The Salvation Army, Hi5’s and the Sheffield Hospitals Charity, all of whom have had fundraising impacted by the pandemic over the last few years. I hope people will come out and support my events and help boost my Sheffield based charities.”

Gareth Aston, Chief Executive Officer at Sheffield Hospitals Charity, said: “We are delighted to be chosen as one of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield’s Charities for this year and to be able to collaborate on such an amazing night of entertainment.”

Big Night Out will take place at the OEC Events Venue, Penistone Road, Sheffield, S6 2DE on Thursday 21 April at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £28 or £300 for tables of 12. To buy them visit Sheffield Hospitals Charity

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