On the 14th of June 2000, Bradley was killed in a road accident near his home in Hampshire, just four days after his 9th birthday. Bradley’s family remembers him as a beautiful, fun-loving little man with an enormous zest for life and the biggest smile you have ever seen.
The event is limited to an exclusive 500 tickets. Guests will enjoy 7 hours of fantastic live music, including Charley Macaulay and her 8 piece band, The Strolling Stones, Marley Blandford, and CJ from “The Voice”.
There’ll be on-site parking, catering, refreshments, bar, champagne tent, children’s bouncy castle play area, and craft fair.
Bradfest is proud to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Bradfest is organised by the Bradley’s Foundation. Bradley’s mother Tina Dine set up the Foundation to raise money for children’s cancer charities. Already more than £70,000 has been collected from a ball and climbing Kilimanjaro and Bradfest 2013.
Now the charity trustees will stage, for the second year running, what they hope will become an annual music event in memory of Bradley.
One of the local causes that the Foundation is supporting is the Teenage Cancer Trust and their appeal to build a new 10-bed teenage and young adult cancer ward at Southampton General Hospital.
Bradley’s mother Tina Dine said: “Bradley’s dream was always to buy a field to play in. He never got to achieve that so we have decided to put on a party in a field in his memory. I cannot think of a more worthwhile cause to support in memory of Bradley than helping local young people with cancer. I hope the event will be as well supported as it was last year as it promises to be a fantastic night.”
Beth Bartlam, Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust said: “It’s fantastic that Bradfest is supporting Teenage Cancer Trust and our appeal for ongoing support for the teenage and young adult cancer ward at Southampton Hospital. We are so grateful for such amazing local support from Bradley’s Foundation helping us to make a real difference to lives of local young people with cancer.”
Tickets for Bradfest 2014 on June 28th are limited to just 500 at £10 each for children 4-17 years (under 4 years go free), £25 each for adults in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust appeal for a new unit at Southampton General Hospital. Full details and tickets are available at Bradfest website. For further information please contact Tina Dine on 07798 734 132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy tickets from Bay Leaves Larder: Get free t-shirt
Sarah Guilder from Bay Leaves Larder told me that tickets can be purchased from her coffee shop in Hiltingbury (87-91 Hiltingbury Road SO53 5NQ).
You’ll get a free Bradfest t-shirt when buying tickets from Bay Leaves Larder.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity builds specialist units within NHS hospitals that bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.
Teenage Cancer Trust wants every young person with cancer to have access to the best possible care and professional support from the point of diagnosis, no matter where they live. Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during cancer treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer.
Being treated alongside others their own age by experts in teenage and young adult cancer care, can make a huge difference to a young person’s experience.
Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).