Acts in this year’s Trust’s Got Talent charity show are counting down the days until they take to the all-important stage in Walsall later this month.
The annual show is organised by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s Well Wishers charity and gives staff who work in its Manor Hospital and community services the chance to show off their skills. Previous acts have included comedians, singers, dancers and magicians.
Dr Max Matonhodze, Respiratory Consultant, is taking part in the show for the first time.
He said: “I am a mixture of nerves and excitement as a first-time performer at this event but really looking forward to it and have written my own song.
“I have heard good things about Trust’s Got Talent and I want to support our charity as it stages events like this that not only bring different teams together but also keep us entertained.”
Michael Koushi, Head of EBME (Electrical and biomedical engineering), has entered the building a couple of times as Elvis but is staying tight-lipped about his act this year.
He said: “On one memorable occasion the audience threw knickers at me – thank you very much – and that sums up what the event is all about really. It’s a chance to let your hair down, have some fun and see your colleagues in a completely different light, whether they be singers, dancers or magicians!
“I have loved taking part and as I’m leaving the Trust on the same day as this year’s show it will be extra special for me.”
Judges will be led by Britain’s Got Talent star Eva Abley, who now lives in Cannock, with Dr Esther Waterhouse, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Amy Boden, Head of Infection Prevention and Control at Walsall Healthcare. Hosts for the evening are Seb Smith-Cox, Workforce Intelligence, Planning & Analytics Lead, and Tom Johnson, Quality Improvement Programme Lead.
This year’s show is running at Rushall Labour Club on Friday 16 December and will also be a chance for staff to enjoy a Christmas get-together with a disco afterwards.
Tickets for the show, which starts at 7.30pm, cost £8 and are available via Fundraising Manager Georgie Westley in the Fundraising Hub at the hospital. Friends and family welcome.