LONDON, 1 June 2022: To celebrate Thank You Day on Sunday 5 June, Concerts for Carers together with O2 want to say ‘thank you’ to NHS staff and paid care workers by giving them even more free concert tickets to top live performances at venues across the UK.
It comes as new research from O2 has revealed that NHS staff and carers have come out on top as the things that the British public are most thankful for in life.
Founded by former music venue executives, Concerts for Carers together with O2 is a registered charity created to promote the mental health and wellbeing of NHS staff and paid Care workers by providing access to free music tickets all year round.
Since its launch in August 2021, Concerts for Carers has given over 3500 free tickets to NHS and paid carers for top live music performances from the likes of Stormzy, Tom Jones, Elton John, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber and Queen and Adam Lambert and many others.
And to celebrate the continued and incredible work of NHS staff and paid carers, it is making even more tickets available to music concerts this year. This includes Billie Eilish, Barry Manilow, Alanis Morrissette, Beck, Diana Ross, TEMs, Leon Bridges, Jessie Ware, Deadmaus and many more.
To raise further awareness of this incredible initiative, and to champion NHS staff and paid carers, The Wanted’s Max George has joined the movement to show support and gratitude to all the amazing healthcare professionals.
Max George, band member of The Wanted, said: “I have seen first-hand how incredible the NHS and carers can be and how tirelessly they work.
“They are the unsung heroes who are always there for us and I think I speak for all of us when I say they also deserve time to enjoy themselves. Concert for Carers’ together with O2’s initiative gives NHS staff and paid carers the opportunity to let their hair down and have some fun by getting access to free tickets for top music performances at the biggest venues in the UK.”
Thank You Day is an annual celebration whereby connectivity and togetherness is at the heart as friends, families, neighbours and communities across the UK give thanks.
Virgin Media O2, a proud supporter of ‘Thank You Day’ which launched in 2021, created the ‘Together Fund’ which awarded £1,000 grants to four hundred charities who’s environmental and community projects championed and celebrated belonging and togetherness.
Nuala Donnelly, Head of Music Partnerships and Sponsorship at Virgin Media O2, said: “NHS workers and carers are true modern day heroes and this new research shows just how much the British public appreciate and admire all of their hard work. It is important that we celebrate and recognise them and O2’s partnership with Concerts for Carers is instrumental in our ambitions to do that, all year round. But we wanted to mark national Thank You Day and so have worked with our friends in the music industry to secure thousands more free tickets across the summer to some of the best live events and concerts in the UK.”
Mark Lambert, Co-Founder of Concerts for Carers, added: “We are delighted to be able to provide even more tickets for NHS and Paid carers. Access to these tickets further supports our mission to promote the mental health and wellbeing of our NHS and Paid carers and we are so grateful for our partners, venues and artists to enable this to happen.
To further commemorate O2’s partnership with Concert for Carers, it will also be giving some lucky ticket winners access to unforgettable VIP experiences at The O2. NHS Staff and paid care workers can register now for a chance to win free tickets.
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