Keech Hospice Care’s summer fundraiser set to enthrall visitors
- Credit: Image courtesy of Keech Hospice Care
Keech Hospice Care plans to enchant hundreds of vistors the weekend after next in the return of Keechfest.
For the third year in a row, on September 10 the family-friendly event at the Luton hospice will feature live acts, a barbecue, craft stalls, children’s activities, and a bar.
Seventy per cent of the hospice’s support comes directly from the public, so the funds raised will be crucial.
Chief executive Liz Searle said: “Who says you can’t party at a hospice?”
Music lovers can look forward to acts including The Voice’s Lawrence Hill and Luton favourites the Wilsons in the surroundings of the Alan Titchmarsh gardens.
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One lucky person will get to enjoy a custom-designed ice cream flavour, thanks to a competition currently open on the hospice’s Facebook page to suggest a new flavour.
The winner will get a free family ticket and the chance to buy their concoction at the festival’s ice cream stall.
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Visitors can also explore the colourful new Courtyard Garden, designed by Gardener’s World presenter Adam Frost.
Liz said: “I understand why some people might think hospices are the last place you’d party the afternoon away, but Keech Hospice Care celebrates all that is great about life – and KeechFest will prove it.”
The hospice cares for adults and children with life-limiting and terminal illnesses in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes, and emphasises bringing as much joy to life as possible.
Tickets are available here and cost £5 per adult, £2.50 each for children and 50p for infants.
Find the ice cream competition at the Facebook page.