A Swindon festival is supporting a town-wide sculpture trail that will be held this summer.

Pimms in the Park has picked Julia’s House children’s hospice as the event’s chosen charity.

The hospice provides essential care for seriously ill children and their families.

Event co-organiser Graham Stobbs said: “We are thrilled to be supporting Julia's House children's hospice for our second year.

"Lydiard Park in Swindon will be transformed into a vibrant and joyful gathering place for families and friends to enjoy live music, classic cars, and a plethora of activities.

“It's a true celebration for a worthy cause.

“We look forward to welcoming you all to Swindon's biggest annual event supporting an amazing charity."

The Farm and 911 will headline the Veezu-sponsored festival on July 29 and 30, which will also include more live music across three stages with local talent and renowned performers.

The first Swindon Rod and Custom classic car show will showcase an array of maintained vintage vehicles, and there will be a wellbeing zone, arts and crafts, and food and drink.

Nurses and carers at Julia’s House carers provide practical and emotional support, as well as respite care, end-of-life care and bereavement support to local families.

Pimms in the Park coincides with The Big Dog Art Trail, which is being brought to Swindon by Julia’s House and Wild in Art from July 15 to September 3.

The free art trail will see 30 supersized balloon dog sculptures, designed by local and national artists, pop up around town - five will be placed at Lydiard Park.

More than 40 smaller Swinpup sculptures, decorated by schools and community groups, will also feature on the trail.

Fundraising assistant Kerry Edney said: “We’re delighted that Julia’s House has been chosen as the beneficiary charity for this year’s event.

"Pimms in the Park is not only an occasion for celebration, but also an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families, through supporting Julia's House children's hospice.

“We’re looking forward to the weekend and hope everyone will come and visit our stand to find out more about the charity and also The Big Dog Art Trail, which we’re organising in Swindon this summer.”

Advance tickets for Pimms in the Park are £2 for over-14s. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for £5. Children under the age of 14 can go for free.

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