Dummer Down Farm was transformed into a vibrant celebration of community as families gathered for the annual Good Festival.

On Sunday, June 16, Hampshire Medical Fund organised the event at Dummer Down Farm, which drew large crowds and brought joy and excitement to the heart of Hampshire, raising substantial funds for Hampshire hospitals.

This year, Good Festival was dedicated to raising money for Neonatal Transfer Trolleys for the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. These trolleys are essential for the safe and efficient transfer of premature and vulnerable newborns requiring specialised care.

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The event has brought the medical fund very close to full funding this equipment, with the charity extending thanks for the 'incredible support of the community.'

The festival was an outdoor extravaganza, filled with action-packed and fun-filled activities for all the family. Visitors enjoyed a diverse range of children’s activities, including bushcraft, bubble football, alpaca walking, crocodile encounters, Sharky & George fun, basket weaving, a climbing wall, circus skills, family yoga and festival flower crown making.

The event was held at Dummer Down FarmThe event was held at Dummer Down Farm (Image: Hampshire Medical Fund)

In addition to the activities, the festival featured local artisans and an assortment of local food and drink producers, providing treats throughout the day.

The sunny weather added to the cheerful atmosphere, with smiles all around as families enjoyed a day of fun in the great outdoors.

The funds raised will have a significant impact, ensuring that local NHS hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester, and Andover can continue to provide cutting-edge medical care with the best equipment available.

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Charity Director, Lucy Liddell, said: “On behalf of the Hampshire Medical Fund we are extremely grateful for the support of those who attended, volunteered and entertained at Good Festival 2024.

"The event is a hugely popular day for Hampshire families who by coming to Good Festival are helping us to raise vital funds for cutting-edge medical equipment in our local hospitals. Thank you to everyone for coming and we very much look forward to welcoming you on June 15 next year!”

For more information about the Hampshire Medical Fund and their initiatives, please visit its website or contact them at info@hampshiremedicalfund.org.