On this, frontman Paul Stanley said:
We were devastated by the heinous attack in Manchester Arena and had to do something to support the city. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital’s incredible work with children was never more evident than after this horrific event. We are humbled to be able to give something to support them in their ongoing efforts. Knowing that the money raised will go towards purchasing life-support ventilators, our prayers and wishes will continue to help both those affected directly by the attack, and beyond. This night will give everyone an opportunity to do their part in raising as much money as possible for an incredibly worthy cause.
The Charity Ball will be raising funds to support the hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) which cared for many of the young victims who were seriously injured in the Arena attack. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is a regional major trauma centre with all paediatric major trauma cases from across the region directed to the hospital, with most of these cases cared for in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. A total of £740k is required to ensure the unit is able provide 26 cutting edge life support machines.
Maurice Watkins CBE, Chairman of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s fundraising board added:
We’re delighted that KISS has donated this incredible prize to be auctioned at the RSP Charity Ball and want to thank them for their tremendous generosity. In recent testing times, staff at the hospital – just like the city of Manchester – pulled together to make sure the young victims from the attack got the best possible care, as quickly as possible. The new ventilators we are fundraising for will ensure that the medical teams in our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit can assess a patient’s condition faster and more accurately, resulting in more effective treatment and care at a time when rapid reaction to a patient’s condition is crucial.
The charity is accepting closed bids for this auction prize. To find out more information or to place a bid, contact the charity team on 0161 701 1124. Bids close at midnight on Saturday 17th March.
The Charity has three main areas of work in providing state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment, supporting research projects to improve our understanding of children’s illnesses and helping to create an environment that’s more child-friendly. Currently, the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital treats over 260,000 patients every year.
So to round this all up, the prize consists of:
- Signed Ivanez Rhythm Guitar from Paul Stanley
- Signed Axe Bass Guitar from Gene Simmons
- Signed Epiphone Lead Electric Guitar from Tommy Thayer
- Signed Attack Drumhead Snare Drum and signed Drumsticks from Eric Singer
- Two VIP Tickets to ANY sold out Kiss show in the world (Travel to the show not included)
- A cabin on the sold out Kiss Kruise 2018 plus meet and greet with the band
If you are interested in sponsoring the Ball, or booking a table then please contact us here at Moshville Times. We can supply you with contact details for the Red Sea Pedestrian Chair of Trustees.