Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Join Meningitis Now for the Hearts in Harmony concert

Andy Hopkinson | 25th February 2021

Join us on 6 July for the Hearts in Harmony fundraising concert – and share the love and the music

Hearts in Harmony fundraising concert for Meningitis Now

We’re thrilled to be one of the four charities to be supported by the online event, which will be streamed from 6 July.

Tickets are now on sale for the concert, which will feature three hours of musical entertainment from five different acts.

MC for the event will be guitar maestro Gordon Giltrap MBE, who said: “I hope with all my heart that funds raised will help to relieve some of the suffering. Please be as generous you can.”

Lifesaving and life-changing work

As well as supporting our lifesaving and life-changing work the concert will support BloodCancerUK, HfT (services for people with learning difficulties) and ThisisLuke. 

Many of our supporters will know the story of Luke, who lost his hands and legs to meningococcal meningitis when he contracted the disease in December 2019.

Following a five-month hospital stay - during which he had 23 operations - Luke, 7, was able to return home to Skipton.

Live life to the fullest

Luke, who played in the junior team at Skipton RFC, has been supported by the whole rugby family, who have helped to raise funds to ensure he can live his life to the fullest.

His father Adam said: “Luke constantly amazes us with the way he handles all the new challenges in his life.”

He is currently having ongoing physiotherapy to enable him to learn to stand and walk again and eventually learning to use prosthetics.

Musical friends

The idea for the concert came from RareOccasion (Judy Dunlop, Nigel Corbett, Jon Scaife), having wanted to do something to support the organisations who positively affect the lives of loved ones. 

It soon expanded to include musical friends Offshoots, SomeAntics, NewHorizons, BlairDunlop and AshleyHutchings – all instantly agreeing to be part of the event to help others. 

The music will be folk, with elements of jazz and more – all played by wonderfully talented musical performers. 

Being online, the event will have a global audience, and profits will be shared equally between the four causes. 

Tuning in

Leah Wynn, our Fundraising Officer, said: “We're thrilled to have been selected as one of the charities supported by the Hearts in Harmony concert. 

“I’m already looking forward to tuning in, and can't wait to see all of the fantastic acts that are lined up.

“Please join us at what promises to be a memorable event.”

Find out more and buy your tickets for £15 for up to two people watching (£20 for more) from - they’re on sale now.

Tickets give you access to the full concert, which features performances from a range of amazing musicians, along with exclusive background content.

Hearts in Harmony fundraising concert for Meningitis Now