Sun beams at Brod­stock Event raises hos­pice cash

Halifax Courier - - Nostalgia - By Abi­gail Kel­lett

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.

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