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McCorquodale family opens Little Ponton Hall for 'Rock in the Garden' in aid of Grantham causes




The McCorquodale family will open the gates to their home next month for a concert in aid of two good causes.

Little Ponton Hall’s grounds are the venue for Rock in the Garden on Sunday, June 2, which will raise money for the Grantham Journal Children’s Fund and Prostate Cancer UK.

The cancer charity is being supported by the Rotary Club of Grantham, while the Children’s Fund supports local families with disabled children.

Pictured in the gardens of Little Ponton Hall are Journal editor Marie Bond, George McCorquodale and Grantham Rotary Club president Ray Klingels. (10392131)
Pictured in the gardens of Little Ponton Hall are Journal editor Marie Bond, George McCorquodale and Grantham Rotary Club president Ray Klingels. (10392131)

Little Ponton Hall is home to George McCorquodale. He said: “We are opening up more and more to the public, and want to do more events.

“I’m very happy to be supporting two such worthwhile charities, they are well deserving.”

A stage will be set up in the gardens and taking to it will be performers Terry Carey, Paula Burrows, Rodeo Jo, Dunne & Rusted and Premier Cru, with Dennis George as compere.

Organising the charity concert is Grantham Rotarian Barry Phillips, who will also be performing with guitar in hand as part of Premier Cru.

Barry said Rotary is pleased to be supporting Prostate Cancer UK, having made donations to the cause over the last three years.

He added: “The band is always pleased to raise funds for the Journal’s Children’s Fund.”

Ray Klingels is the president of the Rotary Club of Grantham. He said: “I’m really pleased to be involved. This is going to be a big event for Rotary, and for Grantham.”

Rock in the Garden is on from 4pm till 7.30pm, with tours of the gardens between 2pm and 4pm. The event is sponsored by Dr John Price, of Perfectos Printing Inks.

Concert-goers are asked to take along their own food, drinks, picnic tables and chairs.

Light refreshments will be on sale.

Tickets are £10, available from the Guildhall Arts Centre box office, on St Peter’s Hill, on 01476 406158 or www.guildhallartscentre.com, or from the Stoke Rochford estate office on 01476 530216 or littlepontonhall@gmail.com



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