Raised since our humble beginnings in 2009 at the back of the Coach and Horse pub, in contributions, collections, raffles and general donations outside of the yearly event.
Something we're very proud of!
For each year of the festival, we select a charity to publically support throughout the festival. In 2018, we actually chose three charities to support:
Bowel Cancer UK
Breast and Prostate Cancer unit at Princess Royal Hospital in Shropshire
For each charity we support, we invite representatives to come to the festival and fund-raise at the event. In the past we've also set up charity stalls for festival guests to go and approach the charity reps and talk about the great work they do.
In 2017, we selected a charity called Nordoff Robins, which is a brilliant organisation that teaches music therapy to thousands of people through their own centres and by working in over 150 partnerships with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals.
We invited them to have their own slot on the Rock and Bowl stage, and they performed to thousands of people. It was great to give this charity the recognition they deserve, but also it was a spectacular performance and a true honour to have their band on our stage.
Watch this space to see who will be our chosen charity for 2019!