Newton Faulkner and Shane Ritchie to perform for charity near Reigate (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Newton Faulkner and Shane Ritchie to perform for charity near Reigate
4:15pm Saturday 18th August 2012 in News
Chart star and local hero Newton Faulkner and Eastenders star Shane Ritchie will be performing for a Surrey-based charity's main fundraising event just outside the town on Sunday, August 26.
The Patrick Evans Foundation, a cause formed in memory of Patrick Evans from Redhill, will be holding its P4P – Party 4 Patrick - at Littleton Manor Farm.
The cause has organised live music on two stages throughout the day, as well as Newton and Shane Ritchie with his band The Prelude, and people will be able to listen as they picnic.
Patrick died following a skiing accident while on a family holiday in France.
The Foundation funds a variety of projects with four broad objectives, which were chosen to reflect areas that Patrick was passionate about.
It supports a variety of under-resourced projects.
Donations have included gym equipment for the YMCA Sovereign Centre in Woodhatch, a machine to support diagnosis of kidney disease at St Helier’s Hospital, Carshalton, and supporting a leading geneticist with her Prostate Cancer research project at The Institute of Cancer Research at The Royal Marsden Hospital.
Patrick’s sister Louise Evans , a trustee of the charity, said she has high hopes for the festival.
She said: “We’re really excited to be holding P4P in Reigate again this year and want to make sure that it is bigger and better than ever.
“We’ve got more live acts as well as more stalls to explore, and places to relax and soak up the atmosphere.”
P4P will also feature an 'Arts and Crafts Village' promoting local artists and their work, all donating 10% of their P4P profits to the charity.
In addition, there will be face painting, tattoos, the chance for children to make their own jewellery, optional camping and easy parking.
Aimed at providing a warm and friendly event for families as well as music lovers, P4P is run completely by volunteers, with all profits going to the charity.
Last year's event drew more than 600 people.
This year's will be the fourth and for the first time will have a second acoustic stage in the vintage Tea Tent, catering for festival-goers looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, including performances from 1940s-inspired dance act Swing Patrol, amongst other jazz and acoustic acts.
Also on the bill will be folk band Felix Fables and popular cover band The Hype.
Festival-goers may bring their own picnics or eat hot food provided by the Plough pub in Leigh, while the retro Tea4P tent will provide tea and cakes.
There will also be a licensed bar.
Louise said: “The more people who join our festival, the more funds we will raise and the more projects we can support.”
She said: “We intend to fund some sports projects in Surrey and South London in honour of the Olympics and do our bit to 'inspire a generation.'"
P4P, sponsored by SOS Systems, Illusion Design and Construct and Morrisons Solicitors, will run from 10am on Sunday, August 26, with the music starting at 11am.
Tickets can only be bought in advance and are available from the charity's website: www.patrickevansfoundation.co.uk/p4p For more details email Louise at: email@example.com