17th Jul, 2019

In memory of a mum: Orchard Festival to return in aid of Primrose and St Richard's Hospices

Bromsgrove Editorial 1st Jul, 2019

A FESTIVAL which remembers a loving mum will return to Bromsgrove this summer to raise funds for the Primrose and St Richard’s Hospices, writes Oliver Clarke.

Puddle Party presents Orchard Fest takes place between 6pm and 11pm on July 12 and from 1pm to 11pm on July 13 at Puddle Wharf Farm, Redditch Road.

It will feature an exciting line-up of live bands, along with food and entertainment.

Dave Morgan launched the festival in memory of his wife Trish who passed away in 2011 from a brain tumour.

Before she died she was eager to raise funds for the Primrose Hospice for the help it gave her and held the family-friendly festival for the first time in 2016.

Save The Date will headline the opening day and New 57 the second.

Mr Morgan and his family from Aston Fields have raised thousands of pounds for both the hospices over the years.

He said, “Primrose Hospice was always there when we needed support and we are very appreciative.

“We wanted to give something back – people do not know when this sort of thing will happen to them and they do not realise these places need help.”

Emma Williams, Primrose Hospice’s fund-raising manager, said: “Puddle Party presents Orchard Fest will be a fantastic event.

“It’s a lovely tribute to Trish and we are grateful to Dave and his family for organising it every year.”

Advance tickets are £15 for adults, £5 for ten to 16-year-olds, while under tens are free.

They can be bought from Karen at 07912 074509 or Del at 07710 324777.

They are also available from the Primrose Hospice or by calling 01527 871051.

On the day, it will be £20 for adults, £7.50 for 10-16 year olds, and free for under tens.

Visit the Puddle Party Facebook page for a full lists of entertainment, which includes a bouncy castle, DJ Ian and a pig roast. Tickets are available 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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