We are delighted to reveal that the final total raised for Hope House this year was a wonderful £6,160! That’s over £1,000 more than last year.

It means that since 2008 you’ve helped to donated more than £43,000 to the hospice, which uses the money to fund music therapy sessions for children with life limiting illnesses.

We make a donation for each adult weekend ticket that is sold. There’s also the on-site Sunday afternoon collection at main stage 1 and 2, donations towards scooter charging and wi-fi use as well as charging mobile phones in return for a fee for Hope House.

The charity’s volunteers do great work over the weekend running the stall that raked in more than £1,940 through raffles, and cake, clothes and books sales. Thanks to the fabulous Bridgnorth Ukulele Band who busked at the stall and did their own raffle for Hope House.

We can’t thank you all enough for our generosity. We’re hoping that you’ll continue to dig deep next year and help us smash the £50,000 barrier!

This is what Hope House Fundraising Manager Vanessa Thomas said: “This is literally music to the ears of everyone who benefits from our music therapy service. Music benefits children in many forms and can sometimes be an important way for children to make themselves heard. We want to thank everyone who made a donation. The money makes a real difference and helps to enrich the lives of the children.”

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 28-08-2015