A STOURBRIDGE hospice is seeking fair princes and princesses to enjoy a memorable day at the charity's end-of-summer celebration.

Each September, Mary Stevens Hospice holds its annual end-of-summer fair - and this year's event is set to start with a parade through the streets of Oldswinford, which will be led by a fair queen, prince and princesses.

Amanda Bowen, deputy head of fundraising and lottery at Mary Stevens Hospice Group said: “Our summer fair is always a fantastic occasion for our families to end their summer holidays on, and this year we want to make sure there's even more for them to enjoy.

"By having a queen, prince and princess, we're hoping to do something really special for five fantastic young people and give them a day to remember."

Members of the public are now being asked to nominate aspiring queens, princes and princesses for the royal roles at the event which will be held in the grounds of Mary Stevens Hospice, Hagley Road, Oldswinford, on Saturday September 2, from 11am, and which will include a craft market, football tournament, stalls, fruit and vegetable show and a mocktail bar.

Hospice bosses are seeking a queen - aged 16-plus, two princesses - aged four to ten and 11 to 15, and two princes - also aged four to ten and 11 to 15.

The successful appointees will receive full costumes for the day complete with crowns, royal privileges at the event and a morning of pampering Stephanie V's salon before they are chauffeured to the event in convertible cars to greet the public.

The fair queen will also represent the hospice for a 12-month reign and will be asked to make appearances at hospice events throughout the year.

Nominations are open until Sunday July 30 and can be made online at www.marystevenshospice.co.uk/event/summer-fayre-2017.

The successful applicants will be notified in early-August.

For more details call the hospice fundraising team on 01384 377778.