A reggae-inspired evening featuring live music from The Love Reggae Band will take place next week on the Grand Pier to raise money for Weston Hospicecare.

On Friday 6 July, Dr Doug’s Jamaican Jam will take over the Regency Suite on the Grand Pier start from 7.30pm. In addition to live music, food from Charcoal will be available, while activities such as a live auction of sports memorabilia and a photo booth will make for a fun-filled fundraising evening.

The event will be sponsored by Weston business Everystep Financial and the Grand Pier, while sports memorabilia will be provided by Somerset Signing & Framing and a photo booth will be sponsored by P.T. Services.

Everystep Financial partner Greg Charlton said: “At Everystep Financial our job involves protecting people financially from life’s hardships such as death, loss of income and serious illnesses. We also assist with estate planning such as wills, lasting power of attorney applications and funeral plans.

“The hospice does an incredible job providing respite and end-of-life care. This provides individuals and their families with much needed emotional support and care during these difficult times which compliments and provides a lot of synergy with the financial protection we offer.

“We’ve raised funds in the past for the hospice through a charity boxing match but wanted to step up our fundraising goal this year.”

The hospice has to raise £3.374million every year to accompany the NHS’s 20% contribution to the annual operation of the charity.

Fundraising director Alison Sopp says it’s fantastic to have an event where people can have fun while supporting the care the clinical team provide.

She said: “Every year the hospice has to raise 80% of its operating costs through retail, donations and fundraising events. We rely on the community to help us to raise money to cover the free costs of the care we provide to those with living with life-limiting illnesses.

“We are delighted that Everystep Financial is organising the Jamaican Jam evening to raise funds for us, and we’d like to thank them and everyone who is supporting it. It sounds like it’s going to be an absolutely fantastic evening!”

Tickets are available at £15 per person and will include a free cocktail on arrival and can be purchased online advance by clicking here or by calling 01934 515333.

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