The CherryFest countdown has begun…

Have you saved the date for CherryFest 2017? Make some plans to join us on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May in aid of Cherry Trees.

The Duke team are super busy preparing for CherryFest music festival, now in its 9th year with the aim to smash last year’s fundraising total of £7,000 for local charity Cherry Trees UK.

Opening night – Sunday 28th May

Tickets are now on sale (£10 each) for the opening night, Sunday 28th May, which starts at 6pm. Featuring live jazz acts The Ollie West Band followed by The Mayfair Syncopators, it’s going to be a superb evening of al-fresco music and dining.  Keen to learn more? If so, sign up to our Facebook event page to receive the latest news.

CherryFest music festival for Cherry Trees UK

The main affair – Monday 29th May

The family day kicks off from 12 noon on Monday 29th May and offers fun for young and old! Featuring live music throughout the day and into the evening, local food and drinks (including our very own CherryFest Ale), face painting, kids entertainment and much more.  Live acts performing throughout the day include Sour Kix, Megan & the Common Threads and Mantic Muddlers.

Tickets for the Monday can only be bought on the door, on the day. All proceeds from ticket sales on both days will go directly to the fundraising pot for Cherry Trees UK.  Sign up to our Facebook event page to receive the latest news and updates for the Monday event.

Who are Cherry Trees?

Cherry Trees UK is a local charity, set in the peaceful village of East Clandon, near Guildford, providing a high quality service within a relaxed and caring setting. It’s purpose is to provide home from home short breaks/respite care for children and young people aged 0-19 with a range of disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments.

Founded in 1980 by a group of parents and doctors, Cherry Trees has become a lifeline for many families and children and young people who are regularly cared for here, whether it be after school for a few hours, a weekend or even a couple of weeks stay.

We hope the sun will shine and look forward to seeing you all at The Duke for a family-inspired weekend of enjoyment. Let’s join forces as a community to raise as much money for Cherry Trees UK as possible!

Tickets are now available online here for the Sunday jazz evening. To stay up-to-date with all upcoming events, do keep an eye on The Duke’s Facebook page.