Orchardfest came back with a BANG in 2022! Held at Puddle Wharf Farm on 13th August 2022, Orchardfest started in 2016 organised by local supporter Dave Morgan. It was started as an idea by Dave’s late wife Trish who said it would be great to hold a music event on the farm. Dave and his family decided to run the event in her memory and it has gone strength to strength since.
This year they raised over £26,000 for Primrose Hospice & Family Support Centre! 1000 supporters attended Orchardfest with entertainment from amazing local bands and singers all volunteering their time for the event.
Dave said: “I’m so pleased with the success of Orchardfest 2022, it just keeps getting better every year! Trish always loved music and thought it would be great to have a festival on the farm. It’s so special that we get to organise this amazing event in her memory.
It’s a great opportunity to showcase local talent all whilst raising vital funds for such an important local charity that supports people when they need them the most.”
Some of the money raised from Orchardfest 2022 will be funding a defibrillator to be used at Primrose Hospice fundraising events.
Orchardfest will be back in 2023 so keep an eye out for details next year! If you couldn’t make this year’s festival but would still like to support Primrose Hospice you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/orchardfest
Thank you to all the organisers, entertainment, volunteers and supporters who helped to make Orchardfest 22 such a success.