Bed Fest Success for the 11th year!

Henshaws is thrilled to share the Bed Fest success, the event was held on Saturday, June 8th, alongside the renowned Knaresborough Bed Race. This year’s event was extraordinary, raising an impressive £23,000 for the charity. This achievement was possible through the support of our talented musicians, dedicated vendors, enthusiastic volunteers, and fantastic sponsors. A special thank you goes to our title sponsor, Specsavers. Their generosity played a crucial role in making the event possible.

A Vibrant Celebration

Bed Fest 2024 was a celebration of community spirit and solidarity. It brought together people from all walks of life. They enjoyed a day filled with exceptional music, delicious food, and local beers. The funds raised will significantly support individuals living with disabilities and sight loss. This enables Henshaws to continue providing vital services and support to those in need.

Fantastic Music Line-Up

The festival featured an impressive line-up of musicians performing across two stages. This created an atmosphere of joy and excitement. Henshaws Ambassador and DJ Rory Hoy had everyone up and dancing. The headline act, Hot Sauce, brought the night to a thrilling close. All performers generously donated their time and talent to support the charity festival.

A charming ice cream stand at Bed Fest 2024. Two vendors stand inside the Brymor Ice Cream trailer, ready to serve customers. The trailer is painted with images of cows and offers a variety of ice cream flavours and toppings, as listed on the chalkboards outside. The background shows a brick building and clear blue sky.
A cheerful scene at Bed Fest 2024. A man in a grey shirt and white shorts waves at the camera while standing in front of a stand. Behind the stand, three volunteers in bright orange Bed Fest shirts smile and interact with festival-goers. The stand features the Turning Point Brew logo.

Delicious Food and Drinks

Local breweries, Harrogate Brewing Co and Turning Point, served up a delightful range of brews. Jimmy Macks street kitchen treated attendees to mouth-watering hog roast buns. The Arts and Crafts Centre café delighted guests with tasty Italian pizzas. There was something for everyone to enjoy.

Fun Activities for All Ages

For the little ones, the festival offered a variety of fun activities. These included hook-a-duck, a treasure hunt around the centre, and face painting by Pretty Little Faces. The day truly had something for all ages!

Gratitude to Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our sponsors. Specsavers, Wish Agency, Verity Frearson, and Hartlaw continue to support Henshaws. Their continued support is invaluable to our mission.

Commitment to Positive Change

Henshaws remains committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. The success of Bed Fest 2024 brings us one step closer to achieving this mission. Flora Simpson, Senior Fundraiser at Henshaws, expressed her gratitude.

We are deeply thankful to everyone who attended and supported the event. It made it a day to remember. It is lovely to invite people into our unique space. They can discover a bit more about what we do here. We hope to see you all back next year!

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