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In memory of a mum: Orchard Festival to return in aid of Primrose

Harry Leach 1st Jul, 2019

A TWO-day fund-raising festival in memory of a mum will return once again with a brilliant line-up of live bands, entertainment and more.

Puddle Party presents Orchard Fest is at Puddle Wharf Farm, Redditch Road, Bromsgrove on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 raising money for Primrose Hospice and St Richard’s Hospice.

Dave Morgan launched Orchard Fest in 2016 in memory of his wife Trish, who sadly passed away from a brain tumour in January 2011.

Trish had been inspired to hold the festival before she died and her family carried out her wishes creating a family-friendly festival which is the highlight of the summer.

Dave said Trish had been so grateful for Primrose’s support and wanted to help them by raising money for the charity.

The family have raised thousands of pounds for both hospices over the years.

He said: “Primrose Hospice was there for us when we needed some support and we wanted to give something back because people do not know when this sort of thing is going to happen and they do not realise these places need help.”

This year’s Orchard Fest will see Save the Date headlining on Friday and New 57 on Saturday evening.

Also included on the line-up are Larko, Living the Dream, solo artists Lucy, Polkadot Robot and more while festival goers can enjoy entertainment including belly dancers, Move with a Smile and a bouncy castle.

There will also be a pig roast, bar and disco plus muich more.

Food will be supplied by the charity The Real Junk Food Project.

Advance tickets cost adults £15, ten to 16-year-olds £5 and under tens free from Karen on 07912 074509 or Del on 07710 324777 or from Primrose Hospice on 01527 871051.

Camping is available for £10 a night from Friday to Sunday.

The event will take place from 6pm to 11pm on Friday and 1pm to 11pm on Saturday.

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