Fantastic Fundraising success for Orchardfest

On 11th and 12th August hundreds of people gathered at Puddle Wharf Farm to enjoy Orchardfest back for it’s 7th year!

The weekend was filled with fantastic music from local performers, dancing, workshops from Creative Art Showcase, all raising vital funds for Primrose Hospice & Family Support Centre.

The family friendly festival raised a record-breaking £27,649.31 This could pay to run Primrose Hospice for 7 days, meaning more patients living with life-limiting illnesses and families will be supported in the future.

Dave Morgan, event organiser and owner of Puddle Wharf Farm said: “ I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved, which includes all those who attended, those who donated their time and prizes, Kelly Plant Hire and Vernier Springs & Pressings who sponsored the event and of course all the fantastic musicians. We had 24 live acts performing and all those very talented people gave their time free of charge, so thank you.

This is a fundraising event that with all your enthusiasm and support just keeps getting better every year.  With 14 hours of non-stop live music and fun, and the absolutely fantastic atmosphere created it makes this a win win for all. You are all making this one of the best music festivals in the area!

It is so important to help this local charity as no-one knows when they might need to call upon it for help. My final thank you must go to Lucy and her Primrose Team who now jointly run this event and do a phenomenal job.”

They will be back even bigger next year so keep your eye out for tickets in 2024! In the meantime you can keep up to date with other Primrose Hospice events here:

A reminder that you can view all the photos from Orchardfest here:

Photographers: Tony Slade and Lee Moody (Moodus Photography –

Primrose Hospice would like to thank Dave Morgan and everyone involved with organising and making Orchardfest 2023 happen.

As an independent charity, we rely on the support of individuals and businesses to help us to raise the £1.95 million needed each year for us to provide our services free to our local community.