Midsummer Music for Hospice funds

Enjoy some summer music at Saxby EMN-151006-121547001
Enjoy some summer music at Saxby EMN-151006-121547001

Be entertained with live music from local bands and enjoy a picnic in idyllic surroundings while also raising money for St Barnabas Hospice.

St Barnabas has teamed up with the King family and Brightwater Gardens in Saxby for the third annual Midsummer Music event, held in memory of Jules King, on Saturday July 4.

Nine soloists and bands will be performing live from 4.30pm and the headline act is UK Headz, a seven piece line-up covering popular songs from The Killers, Kings of Leon and The Jam.

And for the second consecutive year, George Harris & Alfie Norman will be returning to perform acoustic covers along with indie band, The Captains.

Tickets for the event are £8.50 for adults, £4.50 for children and family tickets of two and two £20, from www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/midsummermusic or Brightwater Gardens on 01673 878820.

Tickets will also be available on the gate.

“I am thrilled that the King family have approached St Barnabas for a third year to get involved with this event,” said Ben Petts, Community Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

“Brightwater Gardens is the perfect location to enjoy a picnic with friends, watch the sunset and listen to local up and coming bands who have donated their time for free to support this event.”

In March 2012, Jules King died following a 14 month battle with bowel cancer.

Since then Alex and Harry King have taken part in a number of fundraising events to continue Jules’s lasting legacy.

“The sheer determination and drive of the King family is truly inspirational,” said Ben.

“Alex and Harry King were teenagers when their mother died and since then they have raised over £25,000, started their own charity all the while studying at college and university.“

And Jules’s husband Andy added: “Midsummer Music was the brain child of my children Alex and Harry and made possible by the continued generous support of Chris and Jonathan at Brightwater Gardens.

“It gives the opportunity to showcase new local talent and all in the name of a good cause.

“I feel that it is a fitting legacy to my late wife Jules and I am immensely proud to be part of it.”