King brothers team up with Lincolnshire garden centre and St Barnabas for music night

A charity’s midsummer music concert is being staged at an idyllic Lincolnshire garden centre by two brothers who have raised ?25,000 since they lost their mum to cancer.

Teenagers Alex, 18, and Harry King, 16, have teamed up with the St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice to put on an evening of music in memory of their mother Jules.

It?will be held on Saturday, July 5, from 4.30pm until 9.30pm at The Garden House at Saxby, just off the A15 north-east of Lincoln.

The King family?are hosting an evening of live music from a variety of acts – with all the proceeds donated to the hospice.

Alex and Harry King lost their mother to bowel cancer in 2012. And since then the boys have devoted their free time to continuing their mother’s legacy by fundraising for St Barnabas.

Now the boys have set up their own charity ?Screw Cancer?- donating all the ?25,000 they’ve raised so for to the hospice.

Their fundraising activities have included a 10k run, a cake sale, live music events and their recent sponsored head shave!

“The King boys are a true inspiration, they have exceeded all expectations by raising more than ?25,000 for the hospice,” said the charity’s events manager Becky Otter.

“This is a massive achievement which they should be really proud of. We are truly grateful for their continued support.”

Local singers, songwriters and musicians will be providing live entertainment throughout the evening.

Eight acts will be performing?including Billy Hughes and Chris Duncombe from William Farr School, a duo playing the cello and violin. Local folk band As Plain As Day will also be playing.

Also on the bill are are Hot Club from Lincoln Minster School, indie band The Captains and headliners Headz, who will be performing popular covers.

“We at The Garden House feel privileged to be providing the venue for the midsummer music concert. We hope the evening will be a fantastic event raising much needed funds?for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice,” said owner Chris Neave.

Tickets are ?8.50 for adults and ?4.50 for children. A family ticket is ?20.

They are available online at, from The Garden House?at Saxby on 01673 878820 and on the gate.

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