The third ever Lichfield Rocks Festival, which was headlined by chart toppers Sam And The Womp, has raised £2,264 for The Olive Circle Foundation. And all funds will be donated to Jack Oldacres, who was born with Netherton’s syndrome: a rare congenital skin disease.
This year’s Lichfield Rocks took place over two days at The Bowling Green Inn, Lichfield, with over 40 artists performing including Sam And The Womp, E Of E, Stubblemelt and ex-Britain’s Got Talent finalist Rosie O’ Sullivan. The family-fun event, which served up a host of entertainment over the two days, welcomed hundreds of people over the weekend of June 27-28, and the Festival, now in its third year, has raised over £7,500 in total, for local good causes.
The individual to benefit from funds raised this year is local resident Jack Oldacres, who was born with Netherton’s syndrome; a rare congenital skin disease. A well-known local figure, Jack requires a specialised bathroom to accommodate his day-to-day condition, which the funds will greatly contribute to.
Marie Hayden, founder of The Olive Circle Foundation commented: “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.”
Michael Fabricant handed over the cheque to Jack Oldacres on Friday 16th October at The Bowling Green Inn and enthused about what a great success the Festival was.
“It is a huge honour to be able to present this donation to Jack in the name of The Olive Circle Foundation. 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.”
Kyle Perry, organiser and founder of Lichfield Rocks, said he was delighted to see Lichfield Rocks become a resounding success for the third year running.
“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. And 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!”