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BLISS the MCS 2008 Charity

Herald and Knight

BLISS Premature Baby Charity

Sol Central

Companions of the Crow

MCS Raise £500 for BLISS in Northampton at Sol Central

The Medieval Combat Society together with their friends from the Companions of the Crow performed a show at the Sol Central, Northampton and donated the proceeds of the event to the charity for premature children, BLISS.

Throughout the day visitors to Sol Central were entertained with knights in battle, medieval dancing accompanied by live medieval music, archery displays with a chance to even have a go at archery and shoot their own arrows. Knights using swords, axes and maces wearing heavy armour of plate and ring mail fought in tournaments battling each other.

Medieval jesters performed fire eating, juggling and stilt walking, as well as accompanying the mounted knight around town. The medieval town crier was announced by trumpet from the herald telling all those in the town centre about the Medieval day in Sol Central.

Northampton Chronicle & Echo Report


Event Sponsors

The Medieval Combat Society would like to thank the management of Sol Central and the following sponsors listed opposite for making the event happen. We are particularly grateful to the Ibis for providing accommodation and the L8 Bar for food and refreshments.

Sol Central Promotional Medieval Video

Sol Central

VUE Cinema



Top Notch Health Club

Gala Casino

T2 Health Club

Fun Station

L8 Bar



One in eight babies is born premature or sick - that's 80,000 babies every year. Around 17,000 of these babies need intensive care and the figure is rising.

BLISS was established 27 years ago, and is the only national organization dedicated to working for special care babies and their families. Since then over £22 million has been raised towards our work helping babies born too soon, too small or too sick to cope on their own.

Whilst advances in technology have resulted in more babies surviving there are chronic shortages of specialist nurses to provide the care. Some mothers and babies are transported hundreds of miles just to find a cot in a neonatal unit.

We are committed to improving the conditions facing newborn babies by:

Supporting parents practically and emotionally – to help them become effective carers of their babies and to make confident and informed decisions.

Promoting new developments and innovations in care by supporting health professional development and clinical innovation, as well as helping the spread of good practice throughout the neonatal sector.

Campaigning for change within government, parliament and other influential groups and raising awareness of the issues affecting premature babies.

Further Information


Sol Central

The Medieval Combat Society

Companions of the Crow


Press Coverage


2008 March 13 Northampton Herald and Post

2996 Northampton

2008 March 13 Northampton Herald and Post

2008 March 13th Northampton Herald and Post


2008 March 10 Northampton Chronicle and Echo

2008 March 10 Northampton Chronicle and Echo

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