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.