Jake’s Day Presents earns cash for Addenbrooke’s

Cheque presentation from Jake's Day.

Cheque presentation from Jake's Day.

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The family behind a new music festival have handed over a big cheque to the hospital that cared for their brother.

Brother and sister Lloyd and Francesca Cleverly from Lidlington decided to start Jake’s Day Presents in 2013 as a testament and celebration of their brother’s life.

Jake sadly lost his life at Addenbrooke’s Hospital after suffering from an incredibly rare and devastating blood disorder.

After seeing the level of care that Jake received from the team at Addenbrooke’s the duo decided to gather a team of close friends and start a day to not only remember their brother, but to raise as much money as possible for the hospital

Lloyd said: “Jake’s Day Presents is Bedfordshire’s newest music festival. The idea behind the name is very simple. Raise money for a great cause, in the name of a great young man, promoting great local talent and business.”

Last September The Green Man in Lidlington was turned from a quite country pub, into an ear shattering utopia for fans of many musical genres as 14 bands and performers from Beds, Herts, Bucks and Cambs came together to lend their support.

Many local companies came together to offer their help. This included donations, the supply of necessary equipment, food and raffle prizes.

By the end of the day over £2,500 had been raised - and this has now been presented to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

This year Jake’s Day Presents is hosting a full weekend of music in conjunction with the Red Lion Summer party at The Red Lion in Wilstead, Bedfordshire. This will be on July 5 and will comprise of over 20 live bands, acts and performers.

Fun filled entertainment for the whole family including barbecues, a bouncy castle, cake and beauty stalls, face painters, a hog roast and much more.

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