Good Festival Achieves Goal in Raising Vital Funds for Hampshire Hospitals

Last Sunday, Dummer Down Farm was transformed into a vibrant celebration of community spirit and generosity as families gathered for the annual Good Festival. Organised by the Hampshire Medical Fund, the event once again brought joy, excitement, and a sense of purpose to the heart of Hampshire, raising substantial funds for Hampshire hospitals.

This year, Good Festival was dedicated to raising money for Neonatal Transfer Trolleys for the Neonatal Unit for the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. These trolleys are essential for the safe and efficient transfer of premature and vulnerable newborns requiring specialised care. We are pleased to share that the event has fully funded this equipment, thanks to the incredible support of the community.

The festival was a true outdoor extravaganza, filled with action-packed and fun-filled activities for all the family. Visitors enjoyed a diverse range of children’s activities, including bushcraft, bubble football, alpaca walking, crocodile encounters, Sharky & George fun, basket weaving, a climbing wall, circus skills, family yoga and festival flower crown making.

In addition to the activities, the festival featured local artisans and an assortment of local food and drink producers, providing treats throughout the day. The sunny weather added to the cheerful atmosphere, with smiles all around as families enjoyed a day of fun in the great outdoors.

Good Festival is all about creating good times whilst supporting good causes, making a real difference to local hospitals. The funds raised will have a significant impact, ensuring that our local NHS hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester, and Andover can continue to provide cutting-edge medical care with the best equipment available.

Events like Good Festival are crucial for the continued support of our Hampshire hospitals. The funds raised provide essential medical equipment that enhances the quality of care for patients. Without the help and generosity of the community, these advancements would not be possible. The Hampshire Medical Fund relies on these events and the commitment of local residents to ensure that our hospitals remain equipped with the best and most advanced technology available.

“On behalf of the Hampshire Medical Fund we are extremely grateful for the support of those who attended, volunteered and entertained at Good Festival 2024. The event is a hugely popular day for Hampshire families who by coming to Good Festival are helping us to raise vital funds for cutting-edge medical equipment in our local hospitals. Thank you to everyone for coming and we very much look forward to welcoming you on 15th June next year!”

– Lucy Liddell, Charity Director 

“Today was simply one of the best days out we have had as a family for a long time and we cannot wait to visit again next year”

Festival attendee.