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Box Rocks’ Rocky Horror Festival

The Queens Head pub in Box is rocking out for their 19th Anniversary charity festival- Box Rocks. Featuring a special Rocky Horror Show, the event is on 27th August- Bank Holiday Monday. Adults pay £3 and children £1.50 on the door. All entry fees will be donated to The Forever Friends Appeal’s Cancer Care Campaign- raising £5 million towards a new pioneering Cancer Centre.

This will be the 10th 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 10 years running! They have fundraised well-over £15,000 for The Forever Friends Appeal and we are utterly grateful for their help. We are very proud to say they have been our Community Partners throughout our last Campaign for our premature babies, raising thousands of pounds towards The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care which opened in July 2011. We are now delighted they have come on board with our Cancer Care Campaign. Appeal staff will be there rocking out and collecting funds for a great cause!”

Last year’s event was the biggest so far- raising a very impressive £3,117.27 for the RUH’s Cancer Care Campaign. “In the spirit of the Olympics, we are hoping this year will be a record breaker!” Miss Tainton continues.

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.

The Appeal is raising a minimum of £5m over the next 4 years towards the cost of the £20.5m new Cancer Centre at the RUH, and which is due to be completed by around 2017.

Annual events like Box Rocks make a significant difference to the fundraising target. Not only does the fundraiser benefit the charity but for the event organisers, it means their dedication, hard work and generosity will be recognised for generations to come.

Event organiser, Dean Creighton comments: “This year is a big one- we have a lot to celebrate! It’s our 19th year running the show, 10 years ago we did our first Rocky Horror Show at Box Rocks and it’s our 10th year supporting The Forever Friends Appeal- because they’re so good at their job! We are very pleased to be supporting the RUH’s Cancer Care Campaign as everybody knows somebody affected by cancer and it’s close to many of our hearts. We are happy to help all the staff, patients and families visiting the RUH.”

“Dare to dress up in Rocky Horror costumes for the grand finale of the Rocky Horror Show songs being performed at 9pm- it’s going to be a great night!”

There are over 30 volunteers involved with setting up the festival and the bands are all donating their time to play. These include; Sound of the Sirens, Port Erin, Turn Pike Glow and many more…

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!