Bright Vision Hospital presented “Live to Give” – a local indie music charity concert 2014 on 11 January in collaboration with Livehouse.
What a start to 2014!
Music soothes the pains of patients and caregivers. This music charity concert was such a wonderful concept to raise funds for the hospital and at the same time brought local indie music to the audience.
At 6.15 pm, eleven patients from Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) set off for the concert venue at IMM. The sky threatened to rain heavily with ominous grey clouds, and a slight drizzle greeted us at the start. The concert venue was a canopied out-door site and a heavy downpour would dampen the atmosphere. With tremendous good fortune, the sky held up and on the contrary the night air was cool and delightful for the audience and the performers.
These patients were dressed in home clothes for this special outing. They did not look like patients, except for some tell-tale signs like urine bags, feeding tubes, etc. They braved the long journey from BVH near Yeo Chu Kang Road to Jurong. I could tell that they would like to just get away from the hospital beds to spend two and half hours outside of it. To prepare for this seemingly simple trip, the nurses and therapists had to do so much to get patients ready. Then the responsibilities did not stop there, the accompanying BVH staff had to constantly watch out for these patients. As always, my respects went to them, seeing their dedications.
Without the enthusiasm of the many BVH staff members helping in organising this concert, the concert could not have happened. Volunteers, caregivers and other audience thus had a chance to listen to local artistes with their self-written songs. It was a musical treat and what a night it was!