St George's Day photocall

By on 20/04/2010 in Culture, News

WHAT:  Melvyn Haigh, vice chairman and festival organiser of the Birmingham St George's Day Association presents Rita McLean, Head of Birmingham Museums and Heritage Services, with a cheque for £1,000 for the Staffordshire Hoard Fund, watched by St George himself!
WHERE: Main entrance to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square
WHEN: Wednesday 21 April
TIME: 3 - 3.30pm

Staffordshire Hoard Cheque Presentation in Chamberlain Square

The Staffordshire Hoard fundraising appeal will get another boost  as Rita McLean, Head of Birmingham Museums and Heritage Services, receives a donation of £1,000 from Melvyn Haigh, vice chairman of the Birmingham St George's Day Association ahead of the St George's Day celebrations on Saturday 24 April, 11am - 5pm.

The Birmingham St George’s Day Association and their chairman, historian Carl Chinn, were very keen to help secure and make a contribution to the restoration, research and display of the Staffordshire Hoard of Saxon gold. Continuing the theme, this year's St George's Day celebrations will have a Saxon village with Anglo-Saxon warriors, Saxon slaves and a Saxon v Viking battle too! 

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Media Contacts: debbie.harrison@birmingham.gov.uk or 0121 303 4476
jason_lewis@birmingham.gov.uk or 0121 303 4266

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