The Ironwork’s Proms in the Park Supports Nightingale House Hospice.

This year has seen a lot of great events and work take place here at the British Ironwork centre but one of our most successful was by far our 2nd annual Proms in the Park.

This year we threw all of our energy into ensuring that Proms 2018 was a regional success. We invested heavily in a special dome stage which looked simply spectacular when lit up, and we secured the very best in regional musical talent to perform for our guests.

Performing alongside the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra was Ellen Catrin Parry, the 15-year-old songbird who just signed a recording contract with Decca Records, and incredible operatic duo, Rachael Marsh and Andrew Powis. Each of these incredible performers brought something wonderfully unique to the evening.

This grand event celebrated many profound milestones including the 50th Concert Anniversary of the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra and 100 years since the end of world war 1. We even had a special attendee from RAF Cosford, Fg Off Sam Laugher, who gave a fantastic speech to our guests on the service and dedication of the RAF to our country.

With the likes of Sir Terry Waite CBE, author and humanitarian, and Professor Maria Hinfelaar, the Vice Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndŵr University, also in special attendance, everyone who attended the event is in agreement that it was an absolutely resounding evening!

Our efforts this year were in honour of Nightingale House Hospice. An amazing charity that strives to provide the very best free palliative care to patients and their families across North East Wales and its bordering areas.

All the funds made from the programmes sold plus collections on the night have gone to Nightingale House Hospice. We also had the fundraising team take over our meeting and greeting entrance leading up to the Proms event, where they took all funds raised through our generous visitor's donations.

Lauren Tilston, Head of Fundraising for Nightingale House says “Thank you so much for your support. Our vital work in supporting those with life-limiting conditions, and their families, can only continue with all the help that we receive from events and fundraising opportunities like this!”

Following all of these fundraising efforts, we are so proud to announce that the numbers are officially in and we all managed to raise a massive £2,256.70 for the incredible cause. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended the Proms event and to everyone who has helped raise these invaluable funds. We know they’ll be put to great use and we hope to continue supporting Nightingale House, ensuring that we raise even more money next year!

Over the past two years of running the Proms we have learnt so much about hosting such a unique event. With that being said, we want to stretch ourselves even further next year to present an even more incredible event for you all. With all of our equipment already on site and ready to go, we are currently working on hosting a double bill in 2019! This event will see our usual classical Proms taking place one night and a new jazz evening taking place the next. We absolutely love supporting local musical talent and will always have a real sense of patriotic pride surrounding everything that we do.

We will be announcing more about this as the year goes on so do make sure you stay tuned!