Key worker giveaway from local law firm
Vincents Solicitors sponsors Lowther Pavilion Drive In Cinema
Local law firm Vincents Solicitors is sponsoring a new initiative from Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion, and saying a big ‘thank you’ to key workers to boot.
Vincents was planning to continue its support for the annual St George’s Day Tea Dance but, when the event was cancelled, asked how else they could help.
As part of their donation to help the venue to re-open and stage its new Drive In Cinema nights, Vincents has been given 15 event passes.
Staff at the law firm, which has two offices in the town, have chosen to give all of these tickets away to key workers as a small gesture of thanks. It is hoped local people will nominate friends and family members who they feel deserves a top night out, in the safety and comfort of their own car.
Chris Mathews, head of the firm’s Lytham team at their Park Road office, said: “As long-time supporters of Lowther Pavilion we were concerned about the effect Lockdown would have on its future and were keen to get involved with any new initiatives to help the venue get up and running again.
“Happily the team has done an incredible job of pulling together a new programme of Covid-Secure events to draw in the crowds – safely of course – putting on some great entertainment and providing the venue with much needed revenue.
“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Drive In Cinema and want to extend our thanks to local key workers for their incredible efforts by giving away these 15 free passes. We’d like people to nominate the key worker heroes who they feel deserve a little treat this summer.”
Lowther Pavilion kicked off its Drive In Cinema season with the musical Grease on Friday June 17th held the grounds at Lowther Gardens. A series of classic favourites and recent blockbusters will be shown over the coming weeks at both Lowther and at Mill Farm near Kirkham, including Rocketman, Back to the Future, Hairspray and The Joker.
Guests will be able to pre-order refreshments for collection on arrival or purchase from the on-site stalls, with everyone asked to adhere to appropriate social distancing and safety advice when exiting their vehicle to make a purchase or use the toilet facilities. Each vehicle will be provided with either a speaker for the dashboard or individual headphones for visitors to listen to the film, which will be projected on to a huge screen in the gardens.
The Vincents’ passes are for two feel-good musicals: the iconic Abba-inspired Mama Mia: Here We Go Again on Thursday August 6th; and A Star is Born starring Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper on Friday August 21st.
Both will be at Lowther Gardens. Nominations can be made via the Vincents Facebook page and the winners will be announced on Monday August 3rd.
Ross Morgan from Lowther Pavilion added: “Ticket sales are going extremely well for the Drive in Cinema, in fact we’re almost sold out for many showings. This is really fantastic considering we were closed for four months, obviously cancelling a lot of events and losing significant revenue in that time.
“We’re very grateful for Vincents’ support in helping us to stage the Drive In Cinema, sponsorship from local businesses is so important to us and we’re extremely thankful for the wonderful community spirit they’ve shown to us once again. It’s so lovely that their staff have chosen to donate their free passes to key workers, and we’d love to make the night even better by throwing in some free popcorn, chocolate and soft drinks for the winners.”
Vincents provides service for both private and commercial clients across the Fylde Coast from its two offices in Lytham. Personal services such as wills and trusts, divorce and family matters, homebuying and selling, are dealt with by the team at the Park Street branch, while businesses and investors are looked after by the dedicated corporate and commercial based at Jubilee House.
To nominate a key worker go to the Vincents Facebook page: Facebook.com/VincentsSolicitors/
Pictured: Chris Mathews, head of Vincents’ Park Street branch, hopes local people will nominate their key worker heroes to win one of 15 free passes to the Lowther Pavilion Drive In Cinema.