Fundraising night planned for this year’s MayFest

Rant Tanners.

A fundraising event will take place next month for this year’s MayFest — three days of medieval song, dance, music and storytelling in and around Richmond.

MayFest trustees are holding a ‘Reveal Appeal’ night at the Station Café Bar on Thursday, Match 14.

Entertainment on the night will include Durham folk duo Ran Tanners and Richmond-based Pellingmans’ Saraband, as well as musicians Gill Page and Paul Leigh of local band Trouvere, who will be giving a whistle stop tour of 20 medieval musical instruments in 20 minutes.

All guests will be welcomed with a glass of bucks fizz or beer and a selection of canapes.

They will also be invited to have a free go in the lucky dip with prizes including a free year of Friends’ membership.

There will also be plus tombola with  prizes given by Richmond’s independent retailers.

Marcia McLuckie, MayFest trustee, said: “Because the event is also about raising money to support the weekend’s entertainments.

“Guests are invited to become Friends of Richmond MayFest, to make a donation or to become personal or corporate sponsors.

“Guests who become Friends on the night receive free entry to the Reveal Appeal as the £10 ticket price will be deducted from their membership fee.

This is also an opportunity to find out how to become a volunteer of MayFest and what tasks can be done to support the event, which this year is from Friday, May 3 to Monday, May 6.”

Tickets for the Reveal Appeal night and the full details of this year’s MayFest programme can be seen at https://www.richmondmayfest.org/

Tickets for the fundraiser are also available from King Street Kitchen and Gift in King Street, Richmond.