Concert plan to help boost cancer and theatre appeals

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A GARDEN centre has announced plans for an open air charity concert at its Doncaster site.

Walkers Nurseries at Mosham Road, Blaxton, will be holding the event to raise money for The Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust, The Grand Theatre and Kristal Clear, a charity that assists cancer sufferers.

Artists taking part will include the violinist Alex Parker, from Belton, who was Doncaster’s first ever licenced busker.

Organiser say the event on Sunday, June 11, starts with a craft fair, with musicians, dancers and singers performing on the main stage throughout the day.

For younger children there will be rides and fairground attractions.

Adults will be asked to pay £1 per person for access to the grounds and attractions, while children up to 18 are free.

There will be a charge of £10 per adult for the early evening concert, which begins at 4.30 pm. It is free for children.

A spokesman said people would be encouraged to bring their own picnic, tables and chair, but no barbecues would be allowed.

Performers will also include the father and daughter singing duo, Enchanted; BBC Radio 3’s Open Choir of the Year, Rainbow Connections; and The Hallgate Orchestra with Sarah Estill of Opera North. The Orchestra and Ms Estill will be recreating The Last Night of the Proms. Tickets are at Walker’s Nurseries and the Doncaster Tourist Information Centre.