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Mamma Mia! It’s Movie by Moonlight!

The Forever Friends Appeal’s ‘Movie by Moonlight’, proudly sponsored by Freestyle Designs, is once again returning to Bath’s Royal Victoria Park on Bank Holiday Sunday 30th August. 

Members of the public are being invited to put the date in their diaries for an evening of fun and entertainment under the stars with this year’s outdoor film screening of ‘Mamma Mia’ (certificate PG).

Entry to the event is free, with all funds raised on the night going towards the RUH Cancer Care Campaign – to help build a pioneering new Cancer Centre for the Hospital.

The film starts at approximately 8.30pm (or when it gets dark!), but people are encouraged to arrive early to secure a good spot.

This year, The Appeal are excited to be teaming up with the popular ‘Split Screen Ice Cream Company’ who will be serving their mouth-watering, award-winning organic ice cream to audience members on the night, from a seriously cool and iconic 1967 Karmann VW Beetle.

Events & community officer for The Forever Friends Appeal, Emily Lynch commented,  “We are so excited to be working with local company Split Screen Ice Cream this year who are renowned for selling delicious ice-cream in the local area.”

A hot food outlet will also be available on site and the Appeal team recommend bringing warm clothes and a torch for later in the evening. Once again the event is being supported by the Heart Angels who will be handing out popcorn to audience members who will have the opportunity to sit on their comfortable deckchairs on the night.

All funds raised at the event will go towards the RUH Cancer Care Campaign to help build an exceptional new Cancer Centre for cancer patients at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Each year the RUH cares for 2,200 new cancer patients from the hospital’s extensive catchment area.  The clinical care is amongst the best in the UK, but the cancer unit facilities are outdated and uncomfortable, and do not provide patients with the positive environment necessary to support the healing process.

The hospital’s vision is to build a Cancer Centre which will balance clinical expertise with the provision of a nurturing and therapeutic environment.

Emily continued, “Once again the Appeal’s events team will be handing out special spot prizes for the best dressed girl and boy on the night!

“Anyone planning to come along to ‘Movie by Moonlight’ should pay a visit to Bath Party Shop to buy 70’s inspired outfits for the event – 10% of all proceeds will go to the RUH Cancer Care Campaign! So don’t miss out on another night to remember, and we look forward to seeing what amazing fancy dress costumes turn up on the night!”

For more information about ‘Movie by Moonlight’ and the work of The Forever Friends Appeal, including other events coming up, please visit www.foreverfriendsap Or ‘like’ The Forever Friends Appeal page on Facebook or follow @ForeverFriendsA on Twitter.

The Forever Friends Appeal are now looking for screen sponsors for the movie, so if you are interested in finding out more, please contact Appeal corporate officer Louisa Smyllie on 01225 825392.