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Rock at the Castle

Posted on 07/08/2018

It was the hottest and busiest day at Hertford Castle in years as thousands of visitors attended the free charity music festival,


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6th August 2018


Thousands Flocked to Rock at the Castle 2018


It was the hottest and busiest day at Hertford Castle in years as thousands of visitors attended the free charity music festival, Rock at the Castle, on Sunday 5th August. The famous annual festival saw an estimated 10,000 visitors throughout the event from 12.30pm – 7pm, with musicians and bands performing across three stages.


The chosen charity to benefit from the event was Carers in Hertfordshire, whose dedicated volunteers raised £4472 on the day.  It is a countywide charity based in Hertford supporting unpaid carers looking after a friend, neighbour or relative due to illness, frailty, mental health need, disability or substance misuse.


The charity provides support and services free of charge to all carers who live, work or care in the county of Hertfordshire and currently supports 25,000+ unpaid carers, including 1,332 children from any age to 18 years old. During 2017/2018 Carers in Hertfordshire provided intensive one to one support to 245 young carers and their families to reduce the negative impact of caring and ensure they have the same opportunities as their peers both educationally and socially. 


Linda Cudmore, Community Fundraising Lead of Carers in Hertfordshire said: 

“Carers in Hertfordshire had a fantastic day at Rock at the Castle! Huge thanks goes to Hertford Town Council for deciding to support children looking after someone at home. Our Young Carers Service support children as young as 3 years old and provide whole family support.


I would like to say a huge thank you to all the public that made such generous donations on the day.  Your gifts will allow us to give these children our support and fun breaks, giving them time for themselves with other young carers. 


If you would like to know more about unpaid carers and our supporter would like to volunteer with us  please visit www.carersinherts.org.ukemail contact@carersinherts.org.uk or ring 01992 586969.”


Chairman of the Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: 

“Staging Rock at the Castle is one of Hertford Town Council’s biggest undertakings of the year, so it was fantastic to see thousands of people enjoying the event.  Thanks to everyone who played a part in its success, including the musicians who gave their time for free to perform.”


The next Hertford Town Council event at the Castle takes place on the afternoon of Sunday 19th August, when there will be tours of the Castle and a brass band playing on the lawn. For further information about upcoming Hertford Town Council events visit www.hertford.gov.uk/events

 Photography by Steve Beeston

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