‘Pay it forward’, a new project at the London concert venue, aims to fund free tickets for National Health Service workers

St John's Smith Square

St John’s Smith Square

Though currently closed to the public, the London concert hall St John’s Smith Square is introducing a new campaign, inviting supporters to fund free concert tickets for Britain’s NHS staff.

Inspired by the ‘clap for our carers’ initiative and a desire to look ahead to life after lockdown, the four-week campaign, entitled ‘Pay it Forward’ will see donations used to create an NHS free tickets fund. 

When St John’s is able to reopen to the public, NHS workers will be invited to register for the free tickets scheme and redeem their tickets for a concert of their choice at St John’s.

St John’s Smith Square director Richard Heason comments: 

‘The current situation has left many of us feeling quite helpless yet wanting to do something positive to let NHS staff know how much we appreciate all that they are doing for us.  As an organisation that lives and breathes music, we wanted to give people a way of saying thank you through music’.  

For further information and to give to the campaign, please visit the Crowdfunder page here: