Show your support for Cransley hospice

Jack Dagg, 11 and Kev Naylor, present the cheque to Diana Patrick, watched by friends of Steve Daggs
Jack Dagg, 11 and Kev Naylor, present the cheque to Diana Patrick, watched by friends of Steve Daggs

People have been urged to get involved in a variety of forthcoming events which will help raise funds for Cransley Hospice.

Cransley Hospice, in Kettering, has also encouraged individuals and groups to pledge their support as it attempts to raise hundreds of pounds every day just to keep it running.

On Sunday, July 21, a charity football match between Raunds Town FC and an Arsenal legends team will support a number of charities, including Cransley.

There is a musical emphasis in much of the packed programme of Cransley Hospice events during the summer and early autumn, with a pair of outdoor concerts at Rockingham Road Pleasure Park – one later this month and one in August – being followed by a performance from Kettering classical singer Faryl Smith.

Faryl, who shot to fame after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent, will perform at the Methodist Church in Market Harborough on Saturday, September 21.

Two other popular annual events include Woodfordstock music festival on Saturday, August 24, and the Dragon Boat Race at Wicksteed Park on Sunday, September 1.

Di Patrick, head of the hospice’s fundraising team, said: “It’s £2,400 to run the hospice each day in charitable funds. It’s £100 an hour.”

She also said the variety of events over the coming months meant there was something for everybody to take part in.

And she added: “We have also got our two shops in town. We are always looking for volunteers if people have got time on their hands.”