Organisers hoping Lichfield Rocks can keep on raising money for charity

Organisers say they hope the fundraising Lichfield Rocks Festival can smash the £10,000 barrier.

The third running of the event at The Bowling Green earlier this year saw £2,265 donated to The Olive Circle Foundation.

Michael Fabricant MP hands over the fundraising cheque from Lichfield Rocks

Michael Fabricant MP hands over the fundraising cheque from Lichfield Rocks

That figure takes the total to £7,500 raised for good causes over the past three years and organiser Kyle Perry said he hoped the festival would continue going from strength to strength.

“To think that a vision I had a few years ago to hold a local music festival in aid of charity is now in its third year and has raised over £7,500 over that time, is testament to the good people of Lichfield and the Midlands, who keep coming out to support good local causes.

“Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of local musicians and some of our more established artists who have supported the event over the last three years.

“I can’t wait for the fourth festival next year.”

This year’s festival was headlined by chart toppers Sam and the Womp, with the money raised set to help Jack Oldacres, who was born with the rare congenital skin disease Netherton’s syndrome.

Marie Hayden, founder of The Olive Circle Foundation, said: “Lichfield Rocks was a fantastic event that we were proud to dedicate our time and fundraising efforts to.

“It was fantastic to not only see people donating to Jack upon entry, but continuing to donate what they could throughout the weekend.

“It was a huge success and it couldn’t have been in support of a nicer boy than Jack.”

The cheque was handed over by Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant.

“It was a huge honour to be able to present the donation to Jack in the name of The Olive Circle Foundation,” he said. “Good local events like Lichfield Rocks, which both entertain local residents, and support local causes, are vital to the success of any community and with the festival now in its third year, it has been proven that local people will support events like this.”

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