Music to their ears

Following on from last Autumn's Northumberland Music Festival, which featured a galaxy of performers, three charities have received a significant donation from the festival.' (Left to Right)'Robert Parker (festival organiser), Lady Joicey (Macmillan Cancer Support), Sharon Munro (Great North Air Ambulance), Peter Slee (HospiceCare North Northumberland)
Following on from last Autumn's Northumberland Music Festival, which featured a galaxy of performers, three charities have received a significant donation from the festival.' (Left to Right)'Robert Parker (festival organiser), Lady Joicey (Macmillan Cancer Support), Sharon Munro (Great North Air Ambulance), Peter Slee (HospiceCare North Northumberland)

A SUCCESSFUL music event has tuned in to three Northumberland charities.

The Northumberland Music Festival was held last autumn featuring diverse performances at Eshott Hall, Guyzance Hall and Doxford Hall.

Now three charities – The Great North Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer Support and HospiceCare North Northumberland – have each received a donation of £750.

The organisations were chosen for their important role in the county and the cheques were presented by Robert Parker, who owns the festival venues and initiated the event.

He said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the Northumberland Music Festival.

“From the outset it was our intention to help to raise money for individual charities and I am delighted to present The Great North Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer Support and HospiceCare North Northumberland with a contribution towards their vital work.”

Lady Joicey, of Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “The North Northumberland Committee of Macmillan Cancer Support was delighted to receive a cheque following the inaugural Northumberland Music Festival.

“The committee is most grateful to the organisers for their support and wishes them well in their planning for the next festival.”

The event offered various styles of entertainment, including opera, classical and traditional music.

The next festival will run from November 9 to November 18, but the programme is still to be announced.

For more information visit www.nmfestival.com