The Ashley Scrivens Foundation and Relay for Life Cirencester are hosting their inaugural Gin and Jazz Garden Party on Saturday, August 31.

Taking place in the illustrious grounds of the Royal Agricultural University, the event is to raise money for both organisations which were inspired in the wake of the untimely death of 24-year-old Ashley Scrivens in 2014.

The garden party, which is to have a lavish 1920's cocktail theme, promises to be a fabulous celebration of friends, community and good times.

“It has been 5 years since Ashley joined the stars so we wanted something a bit special to mark the occasion and honour his life," said Andy Hammond, founder of TASF.

"We have joined forces with Ashley’s mum, Sharon, who chairs the amazing Cirencester Relay for Life, to bring you an afternoon of glorious gin, jumping jazz and fabulous food on the lawn of the iconic Royal Agricultural University," he added.

The Foundation strives to carry forward Ashley’s legacy of developing youth sport "and his immense generosity in terms of giving back to those that helped him or are less fortunate than himself."

It gives grants to youth groups within Cirencester, Forest of Dean and the surrounding areas to promote sport and well-being.

Sharon said at the recent Relay for Life on July 27 that the Foundation are "struggling to give the money away" so please do get in touch with the Foundation as it welcomes enquiries from all community children's groups in the area.

Siddington Church of England Primary School and Kemble Primary School are two such organisations that recently benefited from the Foundation's support for new running tracks.

The Cirencester Relay for Life recently took place on July 29 to 30 at South Cerney Airfield and has helped bring the total amount raised by the event in three years to a quarter of a million pounds. 

The final amount raised from this year's Relay for Life Cirencester in addition to the garden party proceeds will be announced on October 5.

With £200,000 raised in the past two years, it promises to be yet another extraordinary year of fundraising for these two organisations in aid of Cancer Research.

Tickets for the Gin and Jazz Garden Party on August 31 can be booked online.