Opticians join Hemlock Happening as headline sponsor

An Ilkeston optician has handed a big boost to a local family music festival with a donation of £5,200 towards this month's event.

Thursday, 25th May 2017, 4:59 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 8:51 pm

Specsavers stores in Ilkeston and Long Eaton have joined with colleagues in Beeston and Eastwood to sponsor the 15th annual Hemlock Happening at Bramcote Hills on Saturday, June 10, 1-10pm.

Company representatives met with organisers from the Bramcote and Stapleford Golden Jubilee Group and Liberty Leisure Ltd to present the cheque.

Store director Krishna Parmar said: “We are proud to be able to support the Hemlock Happening event this year.

“We feel it is important that we can support local initiatives that make a positive contribution within the local community and beyond.”

The deal will allow the festival to include a big top tent hosting the main stage and bar, so that festival-goers can enjoy the day in any weather.

Visitors can expect a fun packed day of live music, an arena showcasing school performances, sports, arts and crafts, , workshops, fairground rides and food and drink stalls - before it all wraps up with a firework finale.

Other sponsors include Bramcote Hills Community Association, Central England Co-operative, The Haven Centre, Nottinghamshire County Council and Inspire.

For full line-up details, see www.hemlockhappening.org.