Teddy Rocks, the three-day music festival, organised by the Teddy20 charity, is taking place at Charisworth Farm from 29 April–1 May, with an established line-up of renowned musicians such as Eagles of Death Metal, The Fratellis, Newton Faulkner and more.
Local brewer, Hall & Woodhouse, is the headline partner and will be donating £35,000 to Teddy Rocks. In addition, it will provide the full infrastructure and operation of multiple bars, on behalf of the festival, with all bar profits contributing towards Teddy Rocks, making as much money as possible for charity.
It was 2019 when the family brewer was last able to partner with Teddy Rocks to operate the Badger Bars and that year the bars contributed £45,000 to the festival from the profits made.
Lucinda Gray, community relationships manager at Hall & Woodhouse, said: “After a nearly three-year enforced break due to the pandemic, we could not be more excited about the festival’s return and to be able to continue our support for Teddy Rocks as headline partner for 2022. It is so important to us with our vast Blandford heritage, to support and enrich our local community, and this partnership is a perfect example of this.”
It is anticipated that over 50 members of the Hall & Woodhouse team and family will volunteer their time over the festival weekend, in a variety of roles, to help raise money for the charity.
Tom Newton, organiser of Teddy Rocks, said: “We can’t thank Hall & Woodhouse enough for bringing so much enthusiasm and endless support to the festival and charity. They have helped us raise life-changing amounts of money for Teddy20 and none of us could have ever imagined what Teddy Rocks would grow to be when we first started. We’re endlessly grateful.”
Teddy20 is a Blandford-based charity that provides emotional and financial support to children and young people with cancer. The charity was founded by Tom Newton and his family in memory of his brother Ted, aged 10, who passed away from Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
Hall & Woodhouse has officially partnered with the festival since 2019, operating the Badger Bars across the festival site, but its support dates back to the first-ever Teddy Rocks event. This took place at Hall & Woodhouse’s Business Partner pub, The Greyhound.
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