Teddy Rocks Festival raises £17,000

Blandford in Dorset saw decibels rise for the annual Teddy Rocks Festival, which raised £15,000 for children’s cancer charities including CLIC Sargent.

Punk On Your Hits

The third annual Teddy Rocks Festival showcased 25 live rock bands and up to 30 acoustic artists performing across two stages over the four day festival.

Headline acts included Forever Queen (Queen tribute band), Foo Forgers (Foo Fighters tribute band) and The Decatonics.

The event raised money and awareness for children's cancer causes including CLIC Sargent. The event began as a way of fundraising in memory of Ted Newton, who died of cancer aged just 10, in June 2010.

The weekend was a huge success and organiser Owen Newton said: “We hope to have raised about £15,000 before expenses. It was a manic weekend but a great turnout and support.”

£70,000 raised since 2012!

Since its formation in 2012, the Teddy Rocks Festival has raised more than £70,000 for children's cancer charities.

The success and support of the festival has grown each year, leading to the event hosting more bands over more days, aiming to raise even more money for an incredible cause.

Dorset Fundraising Manager Farah Batchelor said: “I really enjoyed attending and volunteering at the festival on the Saturday, a huge thank you to Teddy Rocks Festival for running such a great event and raising awareness of CLIC Sargent in Dorset”

Find out more

To find out how you can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Farah Batchelor on 02380 514 043 or email: farah.batchelor@clicsargent.org.uk.