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Concert for Caring, a celebration dedicated to carers 

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 10th April 2019

759,000 Carers celebrated on Saturday night at concert with Hipsway and Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5

Over 1,550 carers came together on Saturday for a night of celebration at the ALLIANCE Concert for Caring with Scotland and Glasgow’s very own HIPSWAY joining forces with the mighty Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 to produce fun packed night of music.  The Concert for Caring was delivered in partnership with Regular Music at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

There was a reception before the concert (sponsored by Morrison Construction) for carers who came from all over Scotland.  At the reception we were joined by Chief Nursing Officer in Scotland, Fiona McQueen, and former Chief Nursing Officer in England, Jane Cummings.  They both talked about the great work our colleague Tommy Whitelaw has been doing around the country inspiring and educating students in health and social care and frontline staff about the importance of caring and the work of all carers.

Local MSP and Minster for Justice, Humza Yousaf, spoke about how carers should not be ‘unsung heroes’ and that it is the responsibility of Government to give voices to these people. He thanked Tommy and the ALLIANCE for their work in raising awareness of the work of unpaid carers in Scotland.

There has been some amazing feedback on twitter –  just follow #Concert4Caring to have a look at the comments. Here are a few:

“Great Saturday night at #Concert4Caring with @colonel5mustard starting the commotion with their fun packed set and @hipswayofficial bringing the soul as usual with their brilliant performance. Really humbling to see carers being recognised for their dedication @ALLIANCEScot”

“Fabulous event yesterday at #Concert4caring Really enjoyed the whole thing from meeting friends, old and new, to hearing some wonderful speeches, enjoying a few drinks and a bite to eat, all rounded…”

“What a brilliant night! Thank you @tommyNtour you are an absolute inspiration and definitely in the right place working for @ALLIANCEScot. Fantastic organisation and fantastic night last night! #love #Concert4Caring #kindness #yellowmovement @colonel5mustard @hipswayofficial”

“Thank goodness #concert4caring was so special and I had time out on Saturday. #caring is difficult today”

 

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