The classic, multiple award-winning Dirty Dancing will be the feature film when East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) hosts an open air cinema experience at Colchester’s Ardleigh Showground.
The event on Saturday, 5 May promises to be full of fun, with a live band to entertain until the film begins. In addition there will be food and drinks, or guests are welcome to take a picnic.
Lesa Barker, EACH Head of Regional Fundraising, said: “We’re really excited to be screening such a popular film as Dirty Dancing and have a fantastic night full of music, laughter and entertainment in store, so please do join us!
“All money raised will help us continue providing care for children with life-threatening conditions across the region and support for their families.”
Dirty Dancing is a film that really needs no introduction, with the 1987 romantic dance drama as popular now as it was when released just over 30 years ago.
Gates will open at 6.30pm. The film, one hour and 40 minutes, will start at sundown around 8pm. There will be no reserved seating, so guests are advised to take blankets and collapsible chairs for full comfort. The venue has free parking. Dogs and alcohol are permitted on site.
Tickets are £12. To book and for more information about both the event and the charity’s care services, visit www.each.org.uk.
Notes to Editors
“I cannot imagine our lives without EACH now and I sometimes wish we hadn't let the fear of the word hospice put us off for so long. We’re truly grateful for the constant support we receive.”
- We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
- We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies - at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), Quidenham (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
- Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
- We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
- We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and each year need to raise more than £5 million from fundraising and £2.5 million from our shops. We also need to raise £10 million to develop our hospice services in Norfolk, including a new hospice.
- EACH Royal Patron – Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
- For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk
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