People with learning disabilities are set to take centre stage this September as a music festival run by Hft returns to Holme Wood.
Held in the grounds of Springfield Gardens, one of the charity’s Bradford services, on Saturday 7 September, Springfest features a host of entertainment for the whole family, ranging from a top musical line-up to a barbeque, tombola and even police vans for children to explore.
Acts taking to the stage on the day include two bands from Hft’s The Learning Zone, a creative hub for people with learning disabilities which offers a range of classes and activities. The Raucous Yorkshires are a cover band who perform regularly in Bradford and regularly receive great feedback from audiences. Other talented acts supported by Hft who will be performing on the day include a samba band and rapper Famara, who has just released his first album on Spotify. Also there on the day will be a DJ, The Peace Artistes and Aaliyah.
Springfest is now in its fifth year and entrance is free, with guests able to purchase refreshments and visit stalls offering plants and other handcrafted goods made at the service, which supports up to 20 people a day. The seven acre site runs courses in gardening, conservation, small animal care and woodwork, and regularly sells produce in the community, as well as providing other Hft services in Bradford with seasonal vegetables and eggs. All funds raised at the event will help Hft continue to support local adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.
Trish Worsnop, Divisional Fundraising Officer, said:
“Springfest is always a popular event in the local community’s calendar and this year is set to be no different. Getting together for an afternoon of music and family entertainment is a great way to finish off the summer, all while raising money for a brilliant cause.”
Hft currently supports more than 2,900 people with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. Services range from supporting people with learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes to providing employment services to help people develop skills and experience for work and helping people to pursue hobbies, make new friends and get involved in their local communities.
Springfest takes place from 1pm – 5pm on 7 September at Springfield Gardens, Holmewood, BD4 0DA. For more information phone 01274 688359.
Notes to editors
Hft is a national charity that creatively supports more than 2,200 adults with learning disabilities across England and Wales to live the best life possible. Services range from residential care to supporting people to live independently in their own homes – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. Hft also helps people with learning disabilities to take part in daily activities, make friends and develop relationships and to find work.
Established in 1962, Hft is funded in two ways: through local authorities, who fund vital support services, but also through donors, supporters and volunteers who enable us to find new ways to help more people to thrive rather than just get by.
For more information about Hft please visit www.hft.org.uk
Location: Hft Bradford