Stonedead Festival, the one-day, one-stage festival which sets to recapture the magic of the original Monsters Of Rock festival, will support four charities at this year’s event, which Michael Schenker will headline.
“We understand that the last few years have been tough for many of us,” Stonedead said. “This extends to charitable organisations who, despite facing some of the hardest years in fundraising, have continued to work hard and do their very best for the people that need them the most. Now it’s our turn to give back.”
MIND, Andy’s Man Club, RBLR, the Royal British Legion Riders Branch, and Barnardo’s will be supported by Stonedead Heavy Metal fans.
“We have several ex-service personnel on the crew with a number of the festival-goers also Military veterans,” Neil Meynell said. “I chose the RBL as one of our Charities as they were incredibly helpful to me personally when I left the Army after my 23 years of service. The annual Poppy appeal and remembrance services on Armistice day are internationally recognised symbols of the sacrifice made by all service personnel in all conflicts.
“My son, Brandon, and his friend, Cam, completed a 50-mile sponsored run for the charity last year, raising almost £2000, and the collections on Show day add to their coffers considerably.
“We are immensely proud to support our ex-servicemen and the Royal British Legion at Stonedead.
“At 11:11 on the Saturday of the show, I hold a toast for Absent Friends at the Bar. RBL Flag bearers are present, as well as many Stonedead friends, (ex-servicemen or not ) to start the festival proceedings off with a nod to those who can’t make it. Everyone is welcome to attend. SYATB”
“Our mental health is the most powerful and important thing we have,” Chis Sumby said. “It’s important we look after ourselves and know that it’s OK not to be OK and it’s good to talk. We have a well-being tent situated in the arena if you fancy a chat and cuppa, don’t be a stranger. Nobody is ever alone at Stonedead.”
“Stonedead considers that our future is our children and supports Barnardos’s amazing work,” Louise Bayley said. “They protect, support and nurture children, which can include rescuing them from a life of poverty, wanting the best outcome possible for every one of them.
“If you want to join Stonedead in supporting them, you will find their stand within our Arena where they will only be too pleased to see you.”
Link to the charity websites can be found below. Please head over to their websites to donate and follow Stonedead socials for important updates.
There will be donation points in the arena on the day of the festival.
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