John Shuttleworth, the creation of comedy genius Graham Fellows, performed hilarious hit Y Reg at The Star backed fundraising Women Of Steel Concert - watch it here, writes Graham Walker.
The star-studded sell out raised an incredible £62,000 towards a £150,000 Women Of Steel Appeal for a bronze statue to honour the women who kept Sheffield’s steel mills going while their men went off to fight two world wars.
Heaven 17, ABC’s Martin Fry, Tony Christie, Eliot Kennedy, John Parr, Baby Bird and John Reilly were just some of the other big names who performed for free at Sheffield City Hall.
We are giving you the chance to see video highlights from the much talked about show, with a track a day from some of the stars, here on The Star’s website.
It’s a chance to relive magic moments and in return we are asking for a donation – whatever you can afford.
With other fundraising, which included The Star Walk, the appeal is now only around £35,000 away from the target. A donation of just 50p from each of our readers and web users would get us there.
So watch our concert highlights and make a donation at www.justgiving.com/womenofsteel.
It will make the dream come true for the surviving Women Of Steel from World War II – now all in their late 80s and 90s – who want to see the statue in their lifetime in Barkers Pool outside Sheffield City Hall.
WATCH AND DONATE
In return for watching thewse video highlights we would be thrilled if you would then then make a donation, whatever you want to give, to www.justgiving.com/womenofsteel.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch John Shuttleworth’s laugh-out-loud performance of Y Reg.
BUY THE ALBUM:
* Heaven 17, Richard Hawley, Lesley Garrett, Paul Carrack, Kate Rusby, The Everly Pregnant Brothers, Martin Simpson, In the Nursery, The Crookes, Fay Hield, Roy Bailey, The Tempertons and Yorkshire Tea Bags Skiffle Band have all donated studio tracks for a £10.99 download Women Of Steel fundraising album.