Bamburgh Castle adopts hospice as key charity for 2020 as the charity marks 25th anniversary

Bamburgh Castle is to support HospiceCare North Northumberland during 2020 – the local palliative care charity’s 25th anniversary year.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 1:15 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 8:40 am
William Watson-Armstrong at Bamburgh Castle.

A host of fund-raising events are planned during the course of the year.

William Watson-Armstrong, whose family own the castle, said: “Bamburgh Castle and the Armstrong family are very proud to have HospiceCare as our chosen charity of the year for the coming year.

“The charity is involved with very important work in North Northumberland and it is wonderful to be able to offer a platform from which they can raise some much-needed funding.

“We have worked closely with HospiceCare many times throughout the years and we know that they will use the opportunity of being charity of the year to its full potential.

“Their approach to fundraising is pro-active and refreshingly unique and we look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

Jackie Kaines Lang of HospiceCare said: “It’s such a privilege to have the support of Bamburgh Castle during our 25th birthday year and to make full use of this most iconic of north Northumberland landmarks.

“We are proud to be working in partnership with the team at Bamburgh Castle and look forward to a fun and action-packed year raising awareness of HospiceCare’s work, and the funds we need to support that work in our community – which will be over £750,000 in the forthcoming year.”

Karen Larkin, who manages events and weddings at the castle, added: “We’re delighted to be partnering with a proactive local charity for 2020.

“The team at HospiceCare is putting together an exciting array of events for the castle to host alongside our own programme.

“We look forward to supporting staff and volunteers at HospiceCare to continue to deliver their much-needed and valued services throughout our area.”

Planned HospiceCare fund-raising events include a Bark on the Beach walk for dogs and owners on April 11; a music festival birthday celebration night on July 31 – the B-Party – revisiting a hugely successful format run in previous years and showcasing a variety of local bands; and an abseil from the Constable Tower on August 15.