Tickets are on sale now for the alfresco event in aid of St Cuthbert’s Hospice, which promises to be a fun packed family day. St Cuthbert’s Hospice Facebook fans voted in their hundreds to choose the two movies that will be screened. Family favourite The Lion King and much-loved classic Grease were the most popular suggestions and are sure to be a big hit. 

Sheela Joy, Senior Community and Events Fundraiser, said: “This event is a first for us at the Hospice and we are very grateful for the support of Chester le Street Councillors Lawson Armstrong; Tracie Smith, Keith Davidson, and Katherine Henig for part funding this event. I am a massive Disney fan myself so I can’t wait to see The Lion King on the big outdoor screen. Come along, grab some popcorn and settle down on the grass to watch either film or both. We hope that the great British weather is kind to us but are encouraging people to come prepared! ”

Food and drink will be available to purchase on the day, but film goers are welcome to bring along a picnic, a blanket to sit on or their own chairs. If you see yourself as a pretty good Danny & Sandy, or feel more comfortable as Timon & Pumbaa, get yourself dressed up for the event and in the running for the award for best fancy dress.

An adult ticket costs £8 and a child’s ticket £6. Family tickets for 2 adults, 2 children cost £25. Prices are per screening. For further ticketing information visit www.stcuthbertshospice.com or contact the Development Team on 0191 368 1170 extension 5.