Healthcare Homes supports volunteers at Teddy Rocks festival

Healthcare Homes, a leading provider of residential and domiciliary care, proudly announces its sponsorship of the renowned Teddy Rocks Festival. An annual music event dedicated to raising funds for children battling cancer.



Teddy Rocks!


Teddy Rocks Festival, initially conceived as a local fundraiser by a family grieving the loss of their son to cancer, has blossomed into a monumental three-day event. The festival is held at Charisworth Farm on the outskirts of Blandford.

Over the years, the festival has attracted thousands of visitors. Hosting renowned musical acts across four stages, along with an array of food stalls, vendors, and fairground rides.


Group efforts


With a team of dedicated volunteers and crew, the setup and dismantling of the festival site span over two weeks, showcasing the immense effort behind this philanthropic endeavour. Throughout the event, approximately 350 volunteers and crew members per day diligently manage various tasks, from ticketing and parking to sanitation and hospitality.

Among these dedicated volunteers is Sharon, a chef from Healthcare Homes’ Blandfold Grange care home, who has been instrumental in providing nourishment for the hardworking crew and volunteers. Sharon, along with a committee including Ted’s mother and brother, has been tirelessly organising and preparing meals for those dedicating long hours to the festival’s success.


Going above and beyond


As the festival’s main build commenced, Sharon and her team have stepped up to ensure that volunteers are well-fed and energised to carry out their responsibilities. With the support of Healthcare Homes, Sharon has procured essential supplies and equipment. Including disposable utensils and tableware, they alleviated logistical burdens, and contributed to the smooth operation of catering services.

Furthermore, local businesses and individuals have rallied behind the cause, donating snacks, beverages, and other provisions to sustain the festival’s workforce. Sharon’s efforts extend beyond the kitchen, as she collaborates with suppliers and coordinates bulk purchases to optimise resources and minimize costs for the event.


An important cause


The generosity of community contributors underscores the spirit of compassion and solidarity that defines Teddy Rocks Festival. Proceeds from the event, which has raised over £60,000 in previous years, support Teddy20, an organisation dedicated to providing respite for children with cancer and their families through initiatives like mobile homes in Dorset.


More about Blandford Grange and Healthcare Homes


Blandford Grange care home


Based in the pretty Georgian riverside town of Blandford Forum, and only a stone’s throw from the bustling  seaside resorts of Weymouth, Bournemouth, and Bridport, Blandford Grange is a spacious home with large bedrooms and a real family atmosphere.

For more information on how to support Blandford Grange, or to arrange a visit, please contact Healthcare Homes at 01258 458214.


Healthcare Homes


Healthcare Homes Group is the parent company of Blandford Grange. Additionally, it is a respected name in the care home industry. With a portfolio of 48 care homes as well as domiciliary and Live-in care services. Healthcare Homes consistently ranks among the top care home providers.

For further details on our care homeshome carelive-in carespecialist care, or recruitment opportunities, please visit our main website or reach out to our helpful advisors at 01206 646646.

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