Bestival raises £7,499 for children’s services at Earl Mountbatten

KissyPuppy and Earl Mountbatten Hospice raised almost seven and a half thousand pounds at this year’s Bestival, in support of children’s services at the Hospice.

The two Island charities joined forces and a team of 32 volunteers sold headbands, glitter butterflies and wristbands to party-goers at the ‘Summer of Love’ themed event.

Every penny raised will go towards developing the services Earl Mountbatten is able to offer children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Aaron Rolf and Gemma Blamire, parents of Sophie Rolf and founders of KissyPuppy, praised volunteers for their hard work and selling so much merchandise – even celebrity television presenter Caroline Flack was spotted wearing the wristband during the weekend!

“Everything we do is in Sophie’s memory but Bestival is particularly special to us and it was really important to make fundraising efforts a success,” said Aaron.

“We’re so grateful for all the volunteers’ support as it wouldn’t be possible without them, and of course to RobDa Bank and the Bestival for being such a huge support to KissyPuppy and our family.”

Alongside the Hospice’s CEO Nigel Hartley, Aaron also took part in a row to Bestival whichraised £625 towards the final total.

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