Music and family fun at Grimsthorpe Castle

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A FESTIVAL promises lots of music and family fun on Bank Holiday Monday to raise money for a first aid charity.

The event, organised by St John Ambulance, take place at Grimsthorpe Castle and it is hoped lots of funds will be raised for the cause.

Festival organiser Daniel Sumpton, of South Rauceby near Sleaford, is excited about the festival.

He said: “It is going to be a fantastic event for everyone in Lincolnshire. There are people coming from all over to experience this amazing day.”

There will be more than 50 live performances by musicians on the four stages at the festival, and there will also be a show arena and side shows to keep the family occupied.

Grimsthorpe Festival will be made up of four different music stages, a show arena, side shows and displays.

There will also be a classic car show and a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The introduction of live music at Grimsthorpe Castle is a new addition to the annual family fun day, which is has been an annual fundraising event for St John Ambulance for years.

Daniel, who unveiled his plans for the festival in April, is on the organising committee for the charity’s fun day.

John Young is also one of the organisers of the fun day and a St John Ambulance fundraiser.

He said: “Anyone who thinks our event has changed, do not need to worry.

“We have just extended it with the addition of the music stages.

“It is a bit of an experiment but we hope it will make the event bigger and better, as well as attracting more people than usual.”

Bourne Town Harriers has also organised a 3k fun run and a 10k run, which will also raise money for the charity.

The fun run starts at 10.30am, with the 108 beginning at 11am.

Bourne Town Harrier Peter Honniball, of Fen Road, Dunsby, said: “We have got 233 people who have pre-entered, but people can still enter on the day.”

It costs £15 for non-club members to enter one of the races, and £13 for club members. This includes entry to the festival. Entry to the festival costs £6 for adults (£5 concessions) and £4 for children under the age of 12.

Gates for the festival open at 11am with music starting at midday.