80’s Lockdown Fest raises £135K for Child Bereavement UK!

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Yesterday should have been the 11th Let’s Rock the Moor and the start of 14 weeks of touring the festival around the UK and beyond.  The event is organised by Marlow based UK Live , who in addition to the multiple “Lets Rock” events also organise Penn Fest.

However, the team were determined to mark the day in some way, giving their many supporters a flavour of Let’s Rock and more importantly, raise money for Child Bereavement UK, the charity they have been heavily involved with for several years.  Like all charities, CBUK have been hit hard but the sudden lack of fundraising opportunities.

So last night the 80’s Lockdown Fest was streamed through Facebook and YouTube.

Steve Haywood of UK Live told MyMarlow “We were touched by the generosity of all of the performers involved who gave freely of their time.  It wasn’t easy to pull together in a short space of time – the UK Live team and performers are all self-isolating of course!”

Steve also added “We are thrilled that on the night we raised in excess of £135,000 with donations still coming in.  The show was also viewed by over 750,000 music fans. Quite a festival by any standard! We’re already putting our heads together to think what we can do next!”

You can still watch… and DONATE!

The event can still be viewed, on Youtube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvojhiaNQeo

  • Donations can be made easily:
  • To donate £5 text LETSROCK to 70085
  • To donate £10 text LETSROCK to 70450
  • To donate £20 text LETSROCK to 70470

MyMarlow says…

Well done to the UK Live team, and all the artists taking part – you gave us a lot of fun, and raised a staggering amount of funds! Now, to look forward to Let’s Rock the Moor 2021! https://letsrockthemoor.com/ 🙂

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