Tiny Lives Fundraiser Gig: Love From Betsy

Saturday 8th June 2019


£5 adv/£6 otd

A night of music to raise funds for the charity Tiny Lives, on behalf of Betsy.


‘Newcastle based four piece ska band with catchy vocal melodies, guitar riffs and high energy performances. Lyrically inspired by Apollo moon landings, American daredevil Evel Knieval and Atari video games.’

Hot Mess
‘An acoustic-ish dance duo, reliving the glory days of 90s/00s rap and RnB. Expect rhythm, harmonies and shameless gimmicks.’

Jenny Lascelles & Band
‘Jenny is a singer-songwriter and pianist from Newcastle, and has gigged around the local scene for a number of years. She writes folk-influenced contemporary songs, and has released two independent albums, ‘Fairy Lights’ and ‘Backbone’, to positive reviews.’

The Workie Tickets
‘Bethany Elen and Ron Brown – musical agitators performing an array of North East traditional, contemporary and self-penned folk, pitmatic and acoustic music.’

Ian Courtney
‘Militant, acoustic folk.’

Les Anderson
‘An eclectic mix of popular sing-a-long songs from down the decades and self- penned songs, with a nod towards soul jazz and pure pop music. Stay in your seat if you dare.’

A ‘Very Odd’ Tombola and a Raffle, with some amazing prizes, such as a meal for 2 at The King’s Arms, Seaton Sluice and a family day pass to Northumberland Zoo, amongst other prizes, will be held on the night!

There will also be a range of Tiny Lives merchandise available to purchase.

Tickets are £5.00 booked in advance or £6.00 on the door. It is advisable to book your ticket to guarantee you don’t miss out! Available from Ticket Source at:


Why Tiny Lives?

Our little girl, Betsy, was born two months premature, in August 2017, weighing 3lb 7oz and with a diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome. Betsy was very poorly, as she had a condition called Duodenal Atresia, which needed surgery to correct. Her life was saved by the exceptional staff at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, who gave her immediate intensive care and performed the operation, when she was just two days old.

Betsy stayed in the Special Care Baby Unit for over a month and during that time she, and her parents, were looked after with great care by staff there. We want to say THANKYOU to the charity, Tiny Lives, that supports the SCBU by organising a fundraising night and providing them with much needed money to continue the vital work they do.

The Tiny Lives Trust is a registered charity that helps to care for premature and sick newborn babies, their mothers and families in the Special Care Baby Unit of the Newcastle Neonatal Service based in Ward 35 of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. The fund aims to provide the highest quality of care on an ongoing basis and needs to raise at least £250,000 every year to support a range of facilities, staff and equipment.


Thankyou for taking the time to read and we hope to see you on the night!

Much Love

Rachel, Kurt and Betsy xxx