A huge thank you to Codestone for raising a fantastic £6,677.51 for Julia’s House at their annual Codefest festival. Now in its seventh year, SAP Business One Gold Partner, Codestone, organises this singular charity music festival exclusively for their employees who bring their children, friends, parents and their camping gear to a field in Wareham, Dorset, just next to Monkey World. Arriving on a Friday afternoon, Codestone’s team creates a crowd of over 500 party goers. Many pitch tents and get ready to be entertained for two days by a wide variety of local artists, rock groups and tribute bands: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, and Stereophonics… to name a few. There is an arts & crafts tent, face-painting and bouncy castles for the children, as well as plenty of stalls selling food and drink. Ken and Irene, both in their eighties, were invited to Codefest by daughter Caroline, Codestone’s People and Payroll Assistant: “We were invited to our first Codefest this year. Wow! We had a great time. There was loads of music and entertainment for the children and great food. A good mix of people too. At our age we declined the camping experience, even though it looked like it was fun! The festival is a fantastic way to raise funds for charity. Roll on next year!”
They did it again! The beautiful village of Urchfont, situated in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside rocked the weekend away with their fantastic mid-summer music festival. The weather was fantastic for the second annual FontFest held over the weekend of 22/23 June 2019. This well-organised event provided fun for all ages and raised an amazing amount for local charities, including an absolutely amazing amount of £2500.00 for Julia’s House – thank you so much to everyone involved for all their hard work.
Huge thanks to the Rock Choir for their concert at Weymouth Pavilion in mid November, which was a sell-out and raised an over £2000 for Julia's House. The concert was organised to showcase local Rock Choirs and it brought together choirs from Dorchester, Weymouth and Poole. Approximately 280 members took part. The performance included a wide range of songs including “This is Me” from the film The Greatest Showman, and “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John. It ended with a huge finale with the whole theatre up on their feet dancing to “Shut Up and Dance with Me” by the group Walk The Moon! Pictured are Stacey Hobday, the Rock Choir leader, together with Sue and Alan Pike, Trudi Baker and Jane Evans from the Choirs and Gill Slade from the Dorchester Friends of Julia’s House.
Rick Stein Marlborough held a coffee morning for us and had a fantastic turn out. Over £600 was raised from the delicious treats – so a big thank you to Kevin, Kev, Calum and all of the team!
Allie, Jon and Rupert visited us from Racing for a Cause at Michael Blake Racing in Staverton, to visit our hospice and present a cheque to us, raised from their syndicate racing horse Bounty Pursuit. One of the children we care for, Carmela, came along with her mum Lucy and told everyone about her favourite parts of Julia’s House. Racing for a Cause have now raised an amazing £2000 to help us care for our families.
We were delighted to be invited along to watch Pole-Da-Cise in Melksham’s annual pole show. They held a raffle on the evening for Julia’s House and raised over £700 – fantastic!
Thank you to Seconds Out Boxing for their continued support. The latest event raising an amazing £2468.51. This brings the total raised to over £21000. Thank you all the organisers and participants.