Summer Music Festival Rocks Out For Hospice Care

Over 3,600 people boogied, jived and rocked out at this summer’s Music in the Park weekend, raising an incredible £35,000 for local charity Phyllis Tuckwell, which provides hospice care for patients and families living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.

This fantastic music festival, organised by the Rotary Club of Farnborough, was back with a bang after a few years’ wait, and the crowds were ready to party! Saturday night was Legends night, with tribute bands Totally Blondie, The Marley Experience and The Bowie Experience. Sunday followed up with a Rock & Roll evening, with music tributes to Elvis, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Phyllis Tuckwell’s retail stall gave people the chance to browse and buy some fantastic items, including summer fashion clothing, vintage vinyl, musical instruments, deckchairs and picnic blankets, and each evening finished with a magnificent celebratory firework display.

The Rotary Club of Farnborough with Phyllis Tuckwell’s chief executive Sarah Church, director of income generation Peter Foxton and income generation innovation manager Laura Moody.

“We were thrilled to be back at Music in the Park and would like to say a huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Farnborough, for their continued support in organising this amazing family fun weekend of music and dancing,” said Laura Moody, income generation innovation manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “To see our community back at this loved event, all in support of Phyllis Tuckwell, was fantastic! We would also like to say a special thanks to the event sponsors: Farnborough Airport, Herrington Carmichael, RM Carpets, Branston Adams and The Village Hotel.”

£35,000 could fund the whole of Phyllis Tuckwell’s Living Well Day Services for almost three weeks. These services support around 630 patients a year, who need help managing living everyday life with their illness. They provide medical and nursing care, physiotherapy and occupational therapy advice and support, complementary therapy treatments, social work advice and pastoral care. The team run two eight-week programmes which offer weekly group sessions that focus on different aspects of living with an advanced or terminal illness, and offer carer support for patients’ loved ones, too.

If you would like to find out more about Phyllis Tuckwell’s fantastic forthcoming events, all of which raise money to help fund its vital care, please visit

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