Adele, the world’s biggest-selling singer, has become the latest high-profile backer of the Give to GOSH appeal by donating tickets to her sold-out UK tour shows.
The multi-award winning artist has donated eight pairs of tickets, which will be used in a prize draw in aid of The Independent and London Evening Standard’s record-breaking appeal for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Adele, who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, has donated one pair of tickets for each of her eight sold-out London performances, to give readers an amazing chance to see her perform live in concert.
Adele’s latest album is the fastest-selling record in British history, and her new nine-month tour – her first in four years – has become the most hotly anticipated live show of the year, with tickets to the worldwide tour selling out in minutes.
An amazing endorsement
Her endorsement of Give to GOSH comes after a string of celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, Daniel Craig and David Beckham, backed the seasonal appeal, which has now raised more than £3m to support the vital work carried out at GOSH.
The draw can be entered for just £10, and the money raised will boost the total raised by the Give to GOSH appeal.
The tour will take in performances in Britain, Europe and North America, including eight shows at the London 02 Arena, where the winners of the prize tickets will see Adele perform.
Tim Johnson, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, said: “It is so wonderful that Adele has backed our appeal in such a generous way. These tickets are like gold dust at the moment and it’s fantastic that we are able to offer readers a chance to win them in a way that will also support the Give to GOSH appeal.”
Now in its final week, the Give to GOSH appeal has raised more than any other appeal in The Independent’s nearly 30-year history, and will help fund the priority needs of the Louis Dundas Centre, GOSH’s world-leading unit dedicated to children’s palliative care, as well as support the creation of a new 14-bed specialist heart unit.
The Adele prize draw is being run in partnership with Givergy Access, the online fundraising platform which has hosted The Independent’s Give to GOSH auctions, as well as an earlier prize draw in aid of the appeal.
How to enter
The prize draw is now open and tickets to enter the draw are on sale until 9pm tomorrow (Thursday 11 February). They can be purchased at givergy.com/charity/gosh, where you can also find full terms and conditions, including information about how to enter the draw for free by post.
Adapted from an article originally published in The Independent on 10 February, 2016.