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Music By The Lakes attracts over 4000

Thousands of revellers gather for Music By The Lake with Weldmar Hospicecare at Kingston Maurward.

Almost five thousand local people visited Kingston Maurward across the weekend for the first ‘Music By The Lake’ event, which has raised thousands of pounds for Weldmar Hospicecare.

Organised jointly by Weldmar and Kingston Maurward, packed audiences enjoyed live music from Elton John and Abba tributes on Friday, Bon Jovi and Queen on Saturday, and Michael Buble on Sunday.

Alaine Harman from Weldmar Hospicecare is one of the event organisers, and said “It’s been absolutely brilliant. All of the music acts were really good, there was a fun atmosphere all weekend, we had really great feedback from people who came along, and most importantly we’ve raised an incredible amount of money for Weldmar, to help with the end of life care we provide in Dorset”.

Principal of Kingston Maurward College, Luke Rake, said, “What a weekend it’s been, and we’re so pleased to have been able to return a key event to the Dorset calendar. Working with Weldmar has been a pleasure and we’re already looking forward to doing more events on the estate in the future”.

Martin Cox opened the weekend as ‘Absolutely Elton’ and said, “Everyone involved with the festival should be really proud of themselves for putting on such a well organised festival. The sound and lighting was amazing and the audience were incredible”.

Our thanks go to event sponsors FGP Systems Ltd, who enjoyed all three shows from the balcony of the Elizabethan manor house, overlooking the lawn and lake.

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