“We’d like to support more local charities and the band committee unanimously agreed EACH would be a worthy cause” – movie-themed concert will feature classics from Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Frozen and Toy Story

A toe-tapping concert featuring magical music from the movies is being planned to raise funds for charity. Woodbridge Excelsior Band is hosting the event for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). It is being held at St Augustine’s Church, in Bucklesham Road, Ipswich – a stone’s throw from EACH’s base at The Treehouse – on Saturday, 21st October.

“It’s going to be a very special afternoon, featuring classics from the last 100 years, including songs from Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Frozen, Moana, Jungle Book and Toy Story,” said band committee member Sarah Skilton.

“Children big and small are invited to dress as their favourite character and join us for an afternoon of singing and dancing. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible and raising money for a very worthy cause.”

Tickets for Magical Music from the Movies, which gets underway at 2.30pm, cost £10 for adults and £5 for children and young people aged 12 to 16. Youngsters under 12 are free but still need a ticket. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

“We’re a registered charity and fundraise throughout the year, usually donating a percentage of our Christmas collections to St Elizabeth Hospice,” added Sarah.

“We’d like to support more local charities and the band committee unanimously agreed EACH would be a worthy cause. We thought combining a celebration of films and fundraising for a local charity supporting local children and their families was a perfect match.”

In addition to the music, there will also be a raffle and refreshments will be available. Tickets are available via www.eventbrite.co.uk For more information about the band, head to www.woodbridgeexcelsiorband.org

The picture was taken earlier this summer, in the bandstand in Elmhurst Park, Woodbridge.

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • 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), The Nook (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 this year need to raise £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron –Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

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