Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sir Elton gives 1000 free tickets to Doctors
SIR ELTON JOHN has given NHS staff a thousand free tickets to one of his concerts this week.
The Rocket Man’s aides said the early Christmas present was a thank you to the workers for their contribution to society.
Doctors and nurses in the West Midlands were said to be “overwhelmed” with the gift.
University Hospital Birmingham Trust sold 450 tickets for a small fee — raising £10,000 for its hospital charity.
A spokesman said: “It is a good gift to the hospital at Christmas. Our staff can go out and enjoy themselves after a year of helping people.”
Manor Hospital, in Walsall, received 300 tickets, which would normally sell for up to £100 each.
A spokesman said: “The staff can’t wait. Everyone wanted one.” Elton, 61, sings in Birmingham’s NIA on Tuesday.