Rod Stewart show gives massive boost to charities

Sir Rod Stewart's recent sell-out concert at the KCOM stadium has boosted two Hull charities - which will receive £146,000 each.

Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

The veteran rocker’s appearance in June was secured by David Kilburn, the executive chairman of Hull-based MKM Building Supplies, who had seen him perform at the Commonwealth games in Glasgow and underwrote the costs of the Hull show.

After recovering the costs, the proceeds are to be shared between the Holy Trinity development project and the Daisy Appeal at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, which funds cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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The Vicar of Holy Trinity, the Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes, said: “Everyone connected with the church is so grateful to David and his company and overwhelmed by their generosity in supporting the exciting transformation of Holy Trinity.

“Hull had not staged a concert on this scale for many years and it would simply not have happened without David’s persistence and financial commitment.

“Bringing Sir Rod to Hull was an absolute coup for the city and it was tremendous that the event was so well supported.”

The first phase of the Holy Trinity redevelopment is well underway, reintegrating the ancient church with surrounding Trinity Square.