15th May, 2021

Socially-distanced Orchard Fest in Bromsgrove raises funds for Primrose Hospice

ONE of Bromsgrove’s first socially-distanced festivals since the lockdown took place on Saturday to raise funds for the Primrose Hospice.

Orchard Fest at Puddle Wharf Farm, Redditch Road, featured a host of great bands as well as additional safety measures to keep festival goers safe.

More than 400 people watched Secret Cabaret, Living the Dream, The GTs and others.

On-site bubbles were designated for people to stand in and a one-way system was in operation.

 

There were also hand sanitiser stations and regular cleaning at the festival which was granted a licence from the council.

Dave Morgan launched Puddle Party presents Orchard Fest in 2016 in memory of his wife Trish.

He thanked everybody who came to support Orchard Fest 2020 during such difficult times.

“We are hugely grateful that people kept to the social distancing regulations we put in place.

“Also a big thank you to all my family and friends because without them this event would not have been able to take place.

“As one of my friends said, it was nice to have a bit of normality.”

Lucy Perkins, Primrose Hospice’s community fund-raiser, thanked the organisers for all their efforts to make the site safe.

“Everyone had a fantastic time at Orchard Fest on Saturday.

“A massive well done to the organisers who we know put in so much effort to make sure the site was ready.”

She added they had received some wonderful feedback from people who said they really enjoyed the day.

The Primrose Hospice has continued to provide care and support throughout the pandemic to patients and families, adapting its services to provide patients with care at home, via phone and video calls and through family support teams.

It is not yet known how much the event raised for the charity.

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