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The Goat’s Head pub raises £1,500 for Airedale Neonatal Unit

By 5 December 2022No Comments

The Goat’s Head pub in Steeton raised £1,500 for Airedale Hospital and Community Charity by running their Goatbury music festival on Saturday 17 September 2022. The funds raised were specifically for Airedale Hospital’s Neonatal Unit.


17 acts performed throughout the day, including Loud Minority Samba Band, Sharron Clues, Peter Hoyle, Wal van Browne and David Phillips, Connor Walmsley, Jo Pybus, Tony Peek, Kathryn Longbottom, Kirsty Brannan, Dan McGlade, Farrafeld, Blair Mitchell, Cassia Sauer, Ian Wildman, Screams of Youth, Chris George Band and Casino Havana. There was also street food, a tombola, raffle and other entertainment, and David Hanson did a sponsored walk from Leeds to Steeton on the day of the event to raise further funds.


The Neonatal Unit (also known as the special care baby unit) provides care for babies who need special observation, monitoring, investigations, and treatments. Babies may stay on the unit for only a few hours or up to 16 weeks depending on their age and how much care they need.


Mike Burtoft, one of the event organisers, said:

“Goatbury 2022 was a huge success and we raised £1,500 for Airedale’s Neonatal Unit. It was a brilliant effort from everyone, but it could only be achieved by the fabulous team from the Goat’s Head opening their hearts and giving us the stage to play for their lovely customers.

“My humble thanks must go first and foremost to Scott and Rebecca for providing their wonderful venue and organising so much for the event.”


Jodie Hearnshaw, manager at Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, said:

“We are so grateful to Mike, the team and customers from the Goat’s Head for organising such a fabulous event to support Airedale Hospital and Community Charity and specifically the Neonatal Unit.

“The team from the Neonatal Unit will use the funds to enhance experiences for babies and their families that use their services.”


Image 1: L-R Mike Burtoft, Jodie Hearnshaw, Scott Goodwin

Image 2: Performers at the event