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Avon Valley charity concert and picnic

6th July 2017 Print
Avon Valley concert and picnic

A charity picnic and concert event is fast selling out with organisers urging anyone interested to secure tickets quickly.

The event is the first of its kind at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park and will see the renowned Bath Philharmonic Orchestra perform a special open-air concert on Saturday 15 July in aid of two hospice charities.

Families will enjoy an evening of ‘Music from the Movies’, including both classic and modern hits and are invited to enjoy early admission at the Wildlife Park before the performance begins.

All profits will be donated to two charities, locally-based Jessie May which cares for terminally ill children within their own homes and hospice charity St Richard’s Hospice.

Doug Douglas, Avon Valley’s owner and managing director, said: “This is set to be a wonderful one-off charity event in the park grounds to be enjoyed by all ages.

“Not only will guests experience a picnic in the park listening to the wonderful tones of the Bath Philharmonic Orchestra, we are also inviting people to enjoy an early admission to see what the park has to offer before settling down for the evening of Summer

“All profits will be donated to two charities very close to our hearts – Jessie May and St Richard’s Hospice. Both of these causes do fantastic work in caring for and supporting those with terminal illnesses and we hope to be able to raise a great amount for them with this
special event.”

Jessie May head of fundraising, Julian Withers, said: “We are thoroughly looking forward to the picnic and concert at Avon Valley Wildlife Park this summer, it sounds like a fabulous event for families, friends and couples and we’re delighted to have been chosen by
Doug as a charity beneficiary.

“The funds will go towards continuing our care of children and their families in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Wiltshire. Our specialist nurses provide medical, emotional and bereavement support and offer much-needed respite time for parents and siblings. It costs around £1,200,000 to provide this care yearly so support like this is vital.”

Tickets include park entry from 2pm and the concert performance which starts at 5.30pm. Earlybird tickets are available now from £18 for adults and £15 for children and students (children under 6 go free).

There are also group discount tickets and Gazebo pitches available.

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Avon Valley concert and picnic