Teddy Rocks Festival started with a small gig in 2011 to raise money for Teddy20, a children’s cancer charity founded by Tom Newton and his family after he lost his 10 year old brother Ted to a very rare bone cancer.
The gig was put on by Tom’s friends and family in the restaurant of The Greyhound pub in Blandford and raised £400. This was used to fund the very first Teddy Rocks event at The Corn Exchange in 2012, which raised £2,500.
By 2013, Teddy Rocks had grown and needed more space, so they moved back to The Greyhound pub, raising £6,500 and £15,000 in 2014. In 2015, Teddy Rocks almost doubled this, raising an amazing £24,000.
In 2016 the festival moved to a new site with a bigger capacity and the total raised was a staggering £42,800!
In 2017 the Teddy Rocks Festival moved to a site large enough to facilitate car parking and camping alongside 4 stages and raised an immense £76,000.
The festival has found it’s home at Charisworth Farm and is back again for the 8th year running, in the hope of raising even more to help fight children’s cancer.
Ladies, Gentlemen, Boys and Girls your first festival of 2018 kicks off on Friday the 4th May with two of their biggest headliners to date…
With over 90 acts still to announce and a whole range of activities for all the family, you won’t want to miss it! So GO GO GO and get your ticket! https://www.teddyrocks.co.uk/
To date, the family, friends, sponsors and supporters of the festival have managed to raise a mighty £166,800.00! All of these proceeds go straight towards helping young children undergoing cancer treatment in the Wessex region and their families.
By offering a free, home from home holiday providing much needed breaks away from the hospital environment allows the children and their family to spend quality time together and make precious memories.. memories that are priceless.
We’re giving back and fighting children’s cancer with ROCK – will you help us!?