Blitz-style bop for new hospital ward

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a BLITZ-themed ball has been organised in aid of a Star-backed appeal aiming to raise £1m to make a new in-patient unit for young cystic fibrosis patients ‘world class’.

Andrea Blackett, whose son Michael lives with the respiratory condition, has organised the event at Newton Hall in Chapeltown on Friday, May 20.

Aiming to make the party as authentic as possible, Andrea has arranged entertainment from big swing band Dearne Valley Brass and set up a soup kitchen-style buffet.

Guests are also invited to go along in 1940s-style dress if they want to.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for under-16s. There will also be a raffle featuring a host of prizes.

All money raised will go towards the new unit at the Northern General Hospital as part of the appeal run by the Sheffield Hospitals Charitable Trust, with support from The Star.

The facility is based on the idea of a boutique hotel, with each of its 12 bedrooms decorated with a different theme - from a New York loft to an oriental garden.

Gym equipment and internet access are also included in order to create a ‘home from home’ atmosphere for the young people who often spend long stretches of time in hospital battling infections.

For tickets contact Andrea on 07961 553 211.