A RENOWNED humanitarian and author is set to attend a day of music in aid of a hospice.

Terry Waite is scheduled to attend Proms in the Park, which will raise funds for Nightingale House hospice in Wrexham, at the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry on September 15.

A spokesman for the centre said: "Terry has agreed to address the audience with a message of peace and tolerance at the start of the event, which we believe is exactly what we are all about.

"Through the creation of our Knife Angel, a symbol of anti-violence and peace, and our ongoing patriotism for our country, we hope Proms in the Park and our guest speakers will encapsulate all that we stand for."

An RAF attendee will speak on behalf of the force to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

High sheriff of Shropshire, Rhoderick Swire, and the mayor of Wrexham, Councillor Andy Williams, will attend.

Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, which is celebrating their 50th Anniversary concert season, will perform at the event.

Clive Knowles, chairman of the British Ironwork Centre, said: "This event is extremely patriotic and full of British pomp and ceremony, with a real ‘Proud to be British’ theme.

"The whole sculpture park will be union jacked and it will be both a cultural and poignant reminder of those that made sacrifices through both World Wars on our behalf."

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