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Box Rocks’ BIG 20

Box Rocks 2013The Queens Head pub in Box is rocking out for their BIG 20th Anniversary charity festival- Box Rocks. Save the date for Bank Holiday Monday 26th August, for eight great hours of live music. Adults pay £3 and children £1.50 on the door.

20 years of Box Rocks has raised over £20,000.00 for The Forever Friends Appeal at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. This year’s funds will be donated to the RUH Cancer Care Campaign- raising £8 million towards a new pioneering Cancer Centre.

There will be 8 special music acts, including bands such as; Blues Reviewed, Exit Plan and Rocking Horrors. At 9pm there will be a grand finale of Shrek the Musical, which will no doubt getting the crowd roaring with laughter at the chatterbox Donkey and the big Ogar!

This will be the 11th year that Box Rocks has supported The Forever Friends Appeal. Zoe Tainton, Community Fundraiser says: “It is absolutely fantastic that Box Rocks have been so kind to support us for 11 years running! They have raised over £20,000 for The Forever Friends Appeal and we are utterly grateful for their help. “We are very proud to say that the Queen’s Head at Box has been recognised as one of our Community Partners with our last project The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care for our premature babies. We are now delighted that they are continuing to support the RUH Cancer Care Campaign. Their commitment and hard work to raise funds for their local hospital is incredible. The pub, its customers and the Box Rocks team are kind charitable supporters.”

The RUH is planning to build a pioneering Cancer Centre which builds on the holistic approach taken with the Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care and balances the clinical expertise of the hospital with the provision of a nurturing and therapeutic environment.

Event organiser, Dean Creighton comments: “The big 20 year anniversary means a lot to the Box Rocks team. There are over 30 of us who are committed to making this a day to remember! The RUH means a lot to most of us, the staff there do an incredible job taking care of us all and I know a new Cancer Centre is very much needed for the staff, patients and their families.”

There are over 30 volunteers involved with setting up the festival and the bands are all donating their time to play. There will be a live internet link which will allow viewers to watch the festival from their own computers at home, if they are unable to make it. You can also donate online and make this year it’s biggest yet!

Visit www.boxrocks.biz to donate now and catch up on the line up.