New outdoor Film on a Farm event to support local charity


A new outdoor film event debuting on the late May bank holiday weekend will help raise money for the local air ambulance service.

Tickets are still available for the Film on a Farm event which will take place at Marston Lodge in the village of Marston Trussell on Saturday 26th May. The film chosen for the event is the popular romantic comedy Notting Hill.

The screening, sponsored by the Harborough branch of the NFU and Farndon Fields Farm Shop, takes place in the rural setting of one of the Marston Lodge fields with free car parking on site. It is the only Film on a Farm screening to be taking place in the region and the first time that Marston Lodge has hosted the event.

“We are delighted to be donating a proportion of ticket sales to our local air ambulance service,” says Chris Thresh, Estate Manager at Marston Lodge Farm. “This charity does vital life-saving work across Leicestershire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire yet doesn’t receive a penny of government funding. It’s also a very important emergency service for people living in the countryside. Because of this, we want to our bit to help keep this important service going.”

For those who want to treat themselves, pre-bookable VIP deckchairs are available, and the audience are also encouraged to bring picnic blankets, rugs and camping chairs to enjoy their outdoor cinematic experience in comfort. Refreshments and a fully licensed bar and will also be available. Doors will open at 7pm, with the film starting around 9pm as the sun sets.

Marston Lodge is a working farm with fantastic facilities for running, cycling and equestrian.

“As home to the tough Reebok Spartan race, we are well-established as an outdoor venue,” adds Chris. “With Film on a Farm, we look forward to adding another string to our bow by offering a fantastic summer night out under the stars.”

The air ambulance service is celebrating 10 years of service in 2018 and has two helicopters across the region. The charity provides a rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies over an area of 3850 square miles and attends an average of 6 missions a day.

Tickets cost £15 for adults with discounts for groups, families and children. Tickets are available in advance at or by calling 0333 666 3366.

Notting Hill has a PG-13 certificate so is only suitable for over 13s. All those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

To find out more, visit the website or the Film on a Farm Facebook event page.