This July a team of dedicated and like-minded friends are hosting a festival with a difference, to celebrate the life of their friend Amy. All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to Thames Hospice who cared for Amy last year.
The Dirt Don't Hurt Festival is a truly unique event. Set in a secret location in the beautiful Dorset countryside, this hidden gem will bring you a mix of music genres, including Folk, Reggae, Rock and Hip Hop and much more. The festival will be a special chance for Amy's friends and family to celebrate her life and they're asking you to come along and celebrate with them.
In April 2015, aged just 30, Amy was diagnosed with melanoma and her world, and the world of everybody who loved her, was turned upside down. Amy always lived life to the full, and alongside her loving family and friends she was able to pack a lifetime of memories into 14 short months.
Amy's friends said: "Amy was a true party spirit, a creative legend and all round beautiful human being. Music was a shared passion and we spent many happy times with Amy at gigs, festivals and listening to music. She was a great artist and Dirt Don't Hurt was her name in the art world and this is how the festival name was born.
Amy spent her last three weeks in the care of Thames Hospice and her family said:"Nothing was too much trouble for the nursing staff at the Hospice. Amy was a vegetarian and they went out of their way to cater for her. During those final weeks, Amy was extremely brave and made the most of her terrible situation by building friendships with all the staff and enjoying time in the beautiful gardens."
Her family added:"The amazing doctors, nurses and support team looked after us too. We were given constant updates from the medical staff and were also offered counselling, reflexology, massage sessions and numerous cups of tea, which all helped to ease the pain we were suffering as a family. We are so grateful to the staff and volunteers at the Hospice for the care they gave Amy. One year on, we are delighted that Amy's wonderful friends have organised the Dirt Don't Hurt Festival in our daughters memory.
All proceeds from the 'Dirt Don't Hurt' festival will be donated to Thames Hospice, so that we can continue provide care to people like Amy.