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Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park boosted by £1,500 grant

A free music spectacular in Lichfield has received a boost after being handed a £1,500 grant from the Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust.

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park takes place on September 7, with the outdoor concert set to feature the British Police Symphony Orchestra, the City of Lichfield Concert Band, children’s entertainment and a fireworks finale.

Lyn Hammant, Jeanette Allsopp, Alan Birch and Cllr Val Richards

Lyn Hammant, Jeanette Allsopp, Alan Birch and Cllr Val Richards

But the event relies on donations from local businesses and organisations, meaning the latest boost will be able to help keep the concert free.

Councillor Val Richards said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have secured this very generous funding boost and we are so grateful to the trust for their continued support of Beacon Park.

“So far, we’ve managed to raise a third of the sponsorship needed to stage this year’s proms, so we are still urging anyone who would like to get involved in this fantastic evening of entertainment to get in touch.”

Sponsors are able to receive a range of benefits, with packages starting at just £50.

Alan Birch, clerk to the Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust, added: “This is the 70th anniversary of Colonel Swinfen Broun’s gift of 12 acres of land to Beacon Park, to extend the recreation grounds. Therefore, it is fitting for Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust to maintain its long association with this historic and beautiful park.

“Lichfield Proms is a wonderful community event that is both entertaining and culturally important, and we are pleased to support it.”

For more information about sponsorship opportunites email proms@lichfielddc.gov.uk or call 01543 308866.

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