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Box pub honoured with award for fundraising efforts

Staff at the Queens Head Inn at Box were honoured by the Forever Friends Appeal with a senior community partner plaque in recognition of raising over £25,000 over the last 12 years.

Throughout this time, the pub has held a number of fundraising events although a firm favourite with locals is their Box Rocks festival which was first set up on Bank Holiday Monday, May 30, 1994 when a group of musicians decided to raise money for the local cause with performances from an array of bands.

Since this time, Box Rocks has gone from strength to strength, growing in popularity and profile and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with eight hours of live music from eight different bands.

Lydia McGivern, community fundraiser at the Forever Friends Appeal said: “We are so grateful to the whole Box Rocks team who have worked tirelessly year after year to put on a fantastic event and raise vital funds for a number of wards and departments at the RUH.

“They have created such a positive way to contribute to the local community, helping to improve care for thousands of patients and their families. We can’t wait for this year’s event – come down and join us at The Queens Head for what promises to be an amazing day.”

Box Rocks starts at 2pm on August 31 and tickets cost £4 for adults.

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