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Two birthdays, one magical evening in aid of our hospice

Two special birthdays are being celebrated with an evening of music in the magical setting of Shanklin Chine on Saturday 16th September 2017.
“Music in the Chine” is being held to mark the 200th anniversary of the longest established attraction on the Isle of Wight, and the 35th anniversary of our Island’s hospice.  The two organisations have come together to hold the event, which will feature the Earl Mountbatten Community Choir and guests singing and playing in the captivating environment.
The historic gorge first opened in 1817 and has since enticed many millions of visitors to wander through and marvel at its natural beauty. Earl Mountbatten Hospice was officially opened by HRH Duchess of Kent on 13 October 1982 and has since cared for thousands of Islanders and their families at the most challenging of times.
Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, said: “We are really excited to host this event with our wonderful partners at Shanklin Chine, who have been longtime supporters of our hospice. Join us for an evening of music and celebration of two treasured Island organisations.”
Darren Cool, Marketing Manager for Shanklin Chine said, “ We are really looking forward to working with the Hospice on this very special birthday event. It’s a local charity dear to all our hearts, so we hope many people will come and support the event on what promises to be a magical evening. The choir will be joined by other local musicians who will play in the Chine during the evening, so visitors should be in for a musical treat set against a stunning natural backdrop which will be illuminated as dusk falls.”
Music in the Chine starts at 5pm and the entry fee is £4.50 for adults and £2.80 for children, with 50% donated to Earl Mountbatten Hospice. See and for more information, or contact Shanklin Chine on (01983) 866432.

"They look after you and they're so caring. I'm not frightened of dying."


Chrissie Fenton, patient