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Preparations underway for second Charlotte Fest
LAST-MINUTE preparations are underway for a music festival held in memory of a Wirral teenager who was tragically killed in a car crash.
Charlotte Fest, which launched last year following the death of 19-year-old Charlotte Churchill, will be held on Saturday, September 1, at Vale Park, Wallasey.
The event proved to be a massive success last September, raising thousands of pounds for Charlotte’s Brightside CLC – the teenagers’ charity set up in her memory.
And her mum Angie is hoping this year’s festival will be even bigger than last year, with a string of local performers, including band Tequila and singer Ally Mac, set to perform as well as a fairground and other attractions.
Angie, from Wallasey, told the Globe: “Everything is coming together nicely for Charlotte Fest and it is definitely going to be bigger and better than last time.
“Loads of people have come on board and offered their support including Suzanne Collins who will be doing cheerleading performances.
“There’s going to be something for everyone so the whole family can come along.”
Nursery nurse Charlotte died in April 2011 when the car in which she was a passenger hit a tree.
Following her death, Angie threw herself into fundraising for Brightside which will provide a safe place for local young people to hang out.
And after a series of taster workshops for the charity last weekend, Angie is waiting for the final go ahead to officially open the centre.
She said: “We held a couple of taster sessions to get some feedback on what the young people wanted from us. We had face-painting, DJ mixing, drama and lots more and it went fantastically well.
“We got to see what worked and what didn’t and they gave us some suggestions about what they would like to see from Brightside and now it’s just a case of waiting for things to be finalised so we can move into our premises – it’s very exciting!”
Charlotte Fest takes place on Saturday, September 1 at Vale Park, Wallasey from 12-6pm.