Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their mom Sarah Ferguson are coming together again to raise money for heart disease and stroke prevention charity Haste, and the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund. The mom-daughters trio will participate in the Wintershall Charity Rock Concert 2016 in Surrey on July 2. The black-tie concert will include gigs by Mike Rutherford from Pink Floyd and Queen’s Roger Taylor.
— Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) June 21, 2016
The concert will be held in the grounds of the Wintershall Estate in the Surrey Hills. It will feature acts like The Darkness, Jeff Beck and Kenney Jones perform for the crowd. The ground will open at 15:30 pm and bands will start at 17:00 pm with the main act on stage from 22:00 through to midnight, according to the website.
The concert which is currently in its seventh year is promoted by Edward Hutley. Meanwhile, the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund was set up by James’ parents Claire and Nick after the young boy committed suicide in December 2006, at the age of 21. The organization helps to raise awareness of anxiety, depression and suicide amongst young people.
“I have been involved in Charitable endeavours for over thirty years now and have seen many tragic, and miraculous things in that time. In thinking about what has had the biggest effect on me are those incidents that have hit close to home, and nothing could have been closer than James Wentworth-Stanley,” said Sarah, the former Duchess of York. She added that James was family and very close to her and her daughters Beatrice and Eugenie.
The funds raised from the Wintershall concert will be used to support those who are not able to ask for help. The duchess said it was very important to spot the warning signs, and in order to save lives. The black-tie concert raised over 100,000 pounds for the Fund in 2011, which in turn helped other charities.
The first concert was held in in 1988, and since raised millions for local charities. Popular performers like Bob Geldof, Phil Collins and Eric Clapton performed.
Hutley said that they were giving one-third discount to National Health Service (NHS) staff as a gesture of gratitude to “true heroes.” Tickets for the concert can be purchased from here.