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Becky Hill to headline Barts Charity gig celebrating trauma survival

Tuesday 4 October 2016

On Saturday 19 November at Shoreditch’s Village Underground, Becky Hill will headline Transformation, Barts Charity’s concert, to raise funds for their trauma appeal. She’ll be joined by Beach Baby, Kojey Radical and Rukhsana Merrise, and the night will be hosted by Sophie Morgan, co-host of Channel 4’s Paralympic coverage in Rio. QMUL student Angela McArthur will be producing a trauma-based art video which will also be played on the night. 

Becky Hill

Win free tickets

Barts Charity is offering QMUL students the chance to win four pairs of tickets to the gig. Entering is simple:

  1. Retweet the pinned tweet at the top of Barts Charity's profile at twitter.com/Barts_Charity 
  2. Answer the following question:
    • Globally, which is the biggest cause of death for people under the age of 40?
      A. Malaria
      B. Trauma
      C. TB
      D. Cancer
  3. Email your answer and your name to appeals@bartshealth.nhs.uk by 5pm on Friday 21 October.

1. The winners will be selected at random from all valid entrants received by the Closing Date of Friday 21 October at 5pm.
2. Entrants must be students at QMUL, full, part time or distance.
3. Entrance to the Transformation concert is strictly over 18s.
4. Barts Charity will not pass on details to any third parties and does not participate in any telephone marketing.
5. Barts Charity is a registered charity, Registration No. 212563 and a member of the Fundraising Standards Board.
6. Tickets and more information about the event can be found at www.bartscharity.org.uk/transformation
7. No correspondence will be entered into in respect of this competition except with the prize winners 8. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising under or in connection with them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
9. Entry into the competition is dependent on your acceptance of these terms and conditions and by entering the competition you confirm your acceptance of these terms and conditions

More on the event

Becky Hill said, “I’m really looking forward to playing this event especially to support such an important health issue. The work of Barts Charity is incredible.

Trauma survivors will feature at the event, with three telling their story via video to be played on the night. One of these is Ben Crabbe, 29, who suffered a motorcycle accident in North London three years ago.

His injuries were critical and included a broken femur, broken forearm, deflated lung, three broken ribs, and three fractured vertebrae in his neck and four in his back which severed the spinal cord. Ben’s now paralysed from the waist down.

Ben was treated at The Royal London Trauma Centre. He said, “The Royal London was what got me through. I wasn’t aware how important charitable donations are to them. It’s important to raise awareness of this issue, which is why I want to get involved.”

He now regularly plays wheelchair tennis with a view to competing in the Paralympics. He’s also developed an app – Perfect Imperfections – to help other people with disabilities find places to play sport and meet others.

Around 48,000 people experience traumatic injury every year in the UK, and it’s the leading cause of death for people under 40 – killing more people than cancer.

Barts Charity’s trauma appeal raises funds for research into trauma to help doctors save more lives. 50 per cent of The Royal London Trauma Centre’s research over the last three years has been funded by charity.

Professor Karim Brohi, head of The Royal London Hospital Trauma Centre and Professor of Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, said, “Trauma is the biggest disease you’ve never heard of. When we do research, it’s in the most challenging environments, on the most critically injured people, who are on the cusp of life and death.

“If this research isn’t done, we’ll never get better and increase survival rates. Barts Charity have helped us hugely but clearly need ongoing support.”

Head to www.bartscharity.org.uk/Transformation to buy tickets – early bird price just £14 – or to find out more.

Transformation is proudly sponsored by Slater and Gordon Lawyers.

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