Hosted by the Red Lion Pub, 13 bands will take to the stage and entertain the crowds from 1pm on Saturday 1st September. As usual, it will raise funds for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.
The event, now in its 6th year, started after a young person in the village was diagnosed with cancer and was helped by the charity. Local amateur and professional musicians and engineers give their time freely to make the event a success.
Last year’s Studhambury raised a record breaking £8100 on the day, taking the five year total to £29,113.50!
This year they hope to smash their way through the £30,000 mark.
To give themselves every chance of making this target, a Studhambury warm up concert will be held on Saturday 18th August. This is held at The Three Horseshoes Pub in Cheddington (LU7 0SD) and starts at 2pm where local bands will give their time freely in support CLIC Sargent. Both events are free admission.
Garry Ellis, Landlord of the Red Lion, Studham said: "I am very proud to host this event. It is a pleasure to welcome the bands and their supporters to what has become a most popular, friendly event."
"I would like to thank everyone involved in the day. Studhambury brings together people and the community and helps out this fantastic charity. What could be better?”
Last year in Bedfordshire, CLIC Sargent supported 66 families, giving out 67 financial grants to the value of £13,950 helping families to cope with the costs of cancer. The Cancer Costs report from the charity found that families with a child on active treatment spend an extra £600 a month.
Emma Taylor Fundraising and Engagement Manager at CLIC Sargent, said: “When cancer strikes young lives we fight tirelessly to limit the damage it causes beyond their health. We rely entirely on donations to fund our vital work and so we can’t thank all the Studhambury organisers enough for their fantastic efforts. Thanks to them, we will be able to help even more children and young people thrive not just survive after their cancer diagnosis.”