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Jackfest goes from strength to strength

£2,927 raised for Tonic at 10 year anniversary.

Jackfest was started in 2012 to raise money for charities that helped my nephew Jack who had muscular dystrophy. Being a dj and having loads of friends in great bands we started putting on events. Joined by my dj wife Christine and with the support of family and friends Jackfest has grown and grown.

I first became aware of Tonic Music For Mental Health through being a massive fan of The Specials and Terry Hall being a patron. In 2020 we lost Jack aged 20 and i also also lost my dad. Christine my wife and coorganiser of Jackfest also lost her cousin and we both struggled with our own mental health. With all the great work the charity does we knew straight away we wanted to support them and carry on in Jacks memory.

Jackfest 2022 was at our new home the Bisley Yurt at the beautiful Miles Green Farm in Bisley, Surrey. With the sun shining the the event was opened by the Woking Mayor Saj Hussein and a piper from the Surrey Pipe Band. There was live music Rob Foster, Ashleigh Hennessy, The TR5's, The Dustbowl Sinners, I-jay and Izzy and Soundation. Dj Murph from Radio Woking also provided some reggae between bands.

Jackfest this year also featured a craft market, a kids zone with funfair, an array of food and drink and a classic car show. There was also a tombola and a amazing raffle with a water softener donated by Harvey Water Softeners as first prize. Tonic Music For Mental Health were also in attendance and the amount raised was £2927.

Seeing everyone come out to support Jackfest on July 9th has spurred us on to keep going and we are already thinking about 2023.



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