Charity aims to hit right note at Audley End Picnic Concerts

Audley End Picnic Concerts

Audley End Picnic Concerts - Credit: Archant

A CHILDREN’S disability charity will be aiding moblity impaired guests at the popular Audley End picnic concerts this month.

Fledglings staff and volunteers will be running Showmobility, a golf buggy shuttle service for people who find it difficult to walk from the car park to the stately home’s arena and back.

Fledgling’s trustee, John Statham, said: “We’re thrilled to be involved with these high-profile events. It gives us the chance to meet more people, and to provide a very worthwhile service.

“There’s no charge for the service, but any tips if people like the buggy ride will be more than welcome.”

The concert organisers, Portal Events, and director Chris Hurdle said: “The Audley End concerts are an important event in the local calendar. We get great support from Saffron Walden and the surrounding villages, and in return we are keen to work with a local charity.

“It’s hard to get more local than Fledglings, they must be the only charity based within earshot of Audley End!”

Fledgling’s founder, Ruth Lingard, explained the importance of the charity’s work: “Fledglings helps thousands of children with disabilities to do the same things their friends do.

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“By giving expert advice and supplying products to solve children’s problems, we help them with eating, drinking, swimming, learning and many other activities – including going to concerts! We’re really grateful to Chris and Portal events for this opportunity.”

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