A GROUP of Malpas teenagers has organised an all-day music festival for young people to raise money for charity.
The youngsters, all members of the Broxton Rural Youth Council (BRYC), have worked for months to arrange ‘Recfest’, in a bid to raise funds for Wirral-based hospice Claire House.
The concert, which will be held on July 21 at the Hales Superbowl on the Bolesworth Estate, will feature live performances by musicians including Chester singer Matt Brooks, Warrington band 7 Day Weekend and Chester songwriter Emma Wells, as well as Reading-based musician Elliott Hollings.
BRYC, which is made up of Bishop Heber High School pupils aged between 13-16, work together to improve the perceptions of teenagers in the media as well as working alongside local government to help improve facilities for youths.
Their musical offering, to which former chairman of Malpas’ Young Person Centre Eric Beak has lent his support, is the first time they have decided to fundraise for good causes, and they say they hope to raise about £1,000 for the children’s hospice.
Project leader Rachael Farrington, 15, said: “We wanted to do something to prove teenagers weren’t all bad and to prove that we could raise a lot of money for a charity.
“I had heard a lot about Claire House and that they need £2.5million a year just to stay open, so seeing as it’s a local charity, we thought it would be a good place to fundraise for.”
She added: “We know that a lot of the students at our school love going to music festivals and thought Recfest would be a popular event.
“There are a lot of local bands playing who are fantastic, and there will also be performances from a dance group, a display of mountain boarding as well as refreshments on offer.”
Tickets to Recfest cost £5.50 and more details can be found on the website www.recfest.co.uk.
BRYC are also looking for adult volunteers to help out at the festival. If you can help, email email@example.com.