A love of music and patriotism brought together audience members at an outdoor charity spectacular.
Sheffield–based Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity hosted Proms in the Peaks on Sunday at Losehill Hall YHA, in Castleton.
The Derbyshire Times backed the event, and ran a draw with a top prize of tickets to the show, along with an overnight stay in Losehill Hall Hotel, a luxury hamper donated by Destination Chesterfield and a bottle of champagne donated by Renishaw Hall.
The lucky winner of the competition was Debi Curran, of Inkersall, who couldn’t make the show herself so kindly donated the prize to friend, Samantha Egley, of Sheffield, whose father has just died as a result of cancer.
Debi said: “It was such a fantastic prize so I rang my friend up and she absolutely thought it was fantastic. She said she would definitely go again.”
Tina Harrison, deputy director of the charity, said: “It was absolutely amazing.”
She said hundreds of people had attended the event, many of whom had been buying jugs of Pimms and cream teas. The charity was in the process of counting up how much was raised.
Tina said that at the event audience members were waving their flags and singing along to old classics such as ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.
“It was wonderful just to see this sea of red, white and blue,” she added.
It was the first time Proms in the Peaks had been held at Losehill Hall YHA and Tina thanked the Youth Hostel Association for its hospitality, the Derbyshire Times and Hope Valley Rotary Club.