A NURSERY nurse is putting her event-organising skills into practice to host an annual fundraising music event.
Rosiefest makes its return to The Holborn Rose and Crown tomorrow, for the third year running, to raise funds for South Shields-based charity Cancer Connections.
A donation from this year’s event will also be made to the Charlie Cookson Foundation – set up in memory of toddler Charlie Cookson, who died last year after a series of health problems.
The charity provides financial support for parents of seriously ill children.
The event, sponsored by Richmond Taxis, takes place at the pub in Hill Street, South Shields, and has been organised by Natalie Lascelles, 37, for the third time to support the charity, which supports people with cancer and their families. She is being helped this year in her fundraising venture by her son, Sam Carr, six, who will be raising his own money for the charity, which is based in Harton Lane, South Shields, by selling loom bands.
Taking to the stage this year are Eliza Smiles, The Dancers, Charlie Reay and Alex, Lee Kirkland, The Ambassadors, Scott Kiers and Luke Granlund.
There will also be a Queen Elsa ‘frozen’ sing-a-long at 1.30pm, as well as balloon modelling, fair rides, candy carts, face-painting, tombola, and a DJ playing throughout the day and night.
Ms Lascelles said: “It’s the third year I’ve organised the event, and we’re really looking forward to it.
“Hopefully, this year will be as successful as previous years.”
The event starts at noon and runs until late.
Entry is £5 for adults and £1 for children.