St Barnabas Hospice are delighted with the success of their Barnabas Big Screen event held at the weekend
Almost £10,000 has been raised at St Barnabas Hospice’s first ever Barnabas Big Screen event, held at Daisy Made Farm over the weekend.
In total, around 1,200 people attended the screenings of Pretty Woman, The Lion King and Forrest Gump on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June, and feedback so far has been extremely positive.
The event provided members of the public with a way of raising money for the Hospice that was totally different to other St Barnabas mass participation events.
Amelia Mochan, Events Fundraiser at St Barnabas Hospice, said:
“A lot of our mass participation events involve a level of activeness – whether that be running, walking or climbing over inflatables!
“We wanted to introduce an event that was completely different and could be enjoyed by a wide range of people.”
The Hospice asked the public to vote on the three films that were shown over the weekend, and only charged a voluntary donation for entry to each.
“It was lovely to see people coming together in support of our Hospice, and the donations we have received have been extremely generous.
“In addition to ticket donations, we also received donations from the trade stalls who attended the event. The continued support of local businesses at our Hospice events is wonderful, and we would like to thank everyone who attended.
“St Barnabas events could not go ahead without our amazing volunteers and we were pleased to have lots of new recruits for this event. They all did a fabulous job and we really do appreciate their hard work and giving up their weekend – we couldn’t do it without them!”
If you are interested in helping out at St Barnabas events, please do get in touch with the Events team.
St Barnabas Hospice is hopeful that the Barnabas Big Screen will be a prominent fixture in their event calendar in the future, and is welcoming feedback from anyone who attended the event.
To get in touch with the Events team about this event or future events, call 01522 540 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see a full list of the Hospice events at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/events