Sun beams at Brodstock Event raises hospice cash
Brodstock music festival brought out the sun last Saturday with family fun and lots of music. Old Brodleians Rugby Club, in Woodhead near Hipperholme, played host to 2,100 people, 600 more people than last year, and was organised by the Brighouse friends of Overgate Hospice and volunteers at the rugby club. There were a variety of stalls, ten live acts, all of whom played for free, fairgound attractions and a hog roast. Some of the acts included Halo, a young vocal duo from Elland, Korova Underground, an indie rock band from North Halifax High and The Funkside Soul Band, a6 piece band from Halifax who played funk, soul and disco classics. Everyone was catered for with food and music and to keep the kids entertained there was an inflat- able “Kids Zone”, face painters, fancy dress photo booth and a dedicated play area. James Ogden, one of the organisers, said: “The weather was okay on the day but later on the sun really shone through. “The day was a great success and the feedback has been absolutley overwhelming.” The focus of the festival was on families, the community and local music and on the day they managed to raise £10,000 for Overgate Hospice. Event organiser, Angela Curran, said: “We had the most tremendous day, all bands were incredible and all playing for the cause, our PA guy Tommy worked his socks off and we thank him so much. “Thank you to some Sponsors that had banners for the day including DD Porter, WD Heating, Bridge Property Services and Fletchers and basically a big thank you to anyone that played a part in the day.”
Musicians hit a high note for charity in Hipperholme.
Youngsters having fun at Brodstock.
Richard, Jennifer and baby Rachel.