Pitch up to en­joy car­ni­val at­mos­phere

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

COME along and en­joy the car­ni­val at­mos­phere at Party On The Pitch this week­end.

That is the mes­sage from East Cheshire Hospice, which is hold­ing a big sum­mer cel­e­bra­tion at Mac­cles­field Rugby Club, Pri­ory Lane, from Fri­day to Sun­day (June 10-12).

The hospice is hop­ing for the sup­port of the com­mu­nity as it aims to raise more than £30,000 from the three-day ex­trav­a­ganza.

Three gi­ant teepees are be­ing erected on spe­cially pre­pared land within the rugby club com­plex.

The teepees will be heated and pro­vide cover in the event of bad weather.

The party starts with a quiz night from 7pm on Fri­day, June 10, hosted by the team which stages the hospice’s reg­u­lar quiz events.

Teams are lim­ited to eight, with en­try £10 a per­son.

To en­ter go to events@ echos­pice.org.uk.

A tra­di­tional sum­mer fair kicks off Satur­day’s en­ter­tain­ment, from 11am, with bouncy cas­tles and bal­loons among the at­trac­tions which in­clude a wide range of stalls sell­ing crafts, fash­ions and food.

En­try is £3 per adult paid on en­try with chil­dren free.

Satur­day night is party night, start­ing at 7pm, with Eng­land’s open­ing match against Rus­sia at Euro 2016 (kick off 8pm) shown on two gi­ant screens in­side the teepees.

The rugby club bar is open and the night is com­pered by Dar­ren An­trobus from Silk FM.

The £10 ad­mis­sion for adults is payable on en­try.

Af­ter the football, an open mic night will show­case lo­cal mu­si­cal and comedy tal­ent.

The week­end is com­pleted with a Tea Dance from 4pm-7pm to cel­e­brate the Queens’s 90th birth­day.

Re­lax around the firepit with tea and cake, while en­joy­ing an af­ter­noon of mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment.

En­try is £5 payable on ar­rival.

Or­gan­iser Jes­sica Ruth, events man­ager at the hospice, said: “It’s go­ing to be one of our big­gest and best week­ends of the year and held right in the heart of the com­mu­nity.

“This is a re­vival of our sum­mer fair which was al­ways ex­tremely pop­u­lar.

“There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one and our fair is a per­fect day out for fam­i­lies.

“I’m sure there will be a great at­mos­phere both in­side and out­side the teepees and we’d like to thank ev­ery­one for their kind sup­port, in­clud­ing Tipi Unique and Mac­cles­field Rugby Club.

“All monies raised goes di­rectly to­wards car­ing for pa­tients.

“It costs around £345 to pro­vide one night of care for each pa­tient and fundrais­ing events such as the Party On The Pitch are vi­tal to keep­ing our hospice go­ing.”

For more details go to eastcheshire­hos­pice.org. uk

●● Jes­sica Ruth, events man­ager at East Cheshire Hospice, at Mac­cles­field Rugby Club

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