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Southend Hospital’s Got Talent

26 June 2013


Southend University Hospital is looking for acts to audition for this year’s Southend Hospital’s got talent competition.

Healthcare assistant Michael Daley and registered nurse Caroline Diggin are currently scouting for performers and entertainers to take part in this year's event on September 27 at Westcliff's Palace Theatre.

The event is being held to raise funds for the hospital's paediatric new build. Work is currently underway to create a new self-contained area for children attending the hospital's accident and emergency department for treatment. The revamp will see the creation of four dedicated paediatric bays with a separate triage room.

Michael said: "We know from last year's show that there is a whole load of untapped talent in the hospital and this is their big chance to be recognised."

Both members of staff, who work in A&E, are this year spreading their net farther afield to include acts from outside the hospital to provide a great evening's entertainment and raise much-needed cash for the new A&E paediatric unit. Last year's extravaganza raised around £4,000 for dementia patients and they are both hoping to rake in even more this time.

Auditions will be taking place at the Westcliff Hotel on July 8 and 24 from 4pm to 8pm. If you think you've got what it takes, enter online today:  www.southendhospitalsgottalent.eventbrite.co.uk or contact Michael (07811 101598) or Caroline (07983 333794)


Pic: Michael Daley, HCA in A&E and Les Hodgson from SEPT at last year's event.