Lloyd’s Legacy and the Legacy Festival
From Friday 20th– Sunday 22nd July, thousands flocked to Highbridge Farm in Eastleigh for the third Legacy Festival, organised as part of Lloyd’s Legacy. The sun was a constant throughout the weekend and helped the festival raise a fantastic £3,337.03!
The now annual festival is held in memory of Lloyd Green, who sadly passed away at the age of 34 following a battle with a brain tumour. Lloyd was just one month away from completing a four year counselling degree when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and he was unable to complete his course due to his condition and the seizures they brought on. Following his passing, Lloyd’s mum Lyndsey set up Lloyd’s Legacy in support of brainstrust.
Following his diagnosis, Lloyd found it difficult to get counselling for himself from someone who understood the complexity of his condition and the impact of his seizures. As such, Lloyd’s family decided that the funds raised by Lloyd’s Legacy should be used to provide counselling for other brain tumour patients and their families, whenever they need it.
Lyndsey Rowe, Lloyd’s mother, said ‘Brain cancer has such a massive impact on all those it affects and their lives, both personally and emotionally. We often need guidance through these feelings to help live well with the disease, and I hope that Lloyd’s Legacy and our Legacy Festival can help people do that.’
The sun shone brightly as record numbers were treated to performances from 18 bands and a total of 120 musical volunteers across the weekend. As well as live music, the family friendly festival, also has a campsite and activities such as face painting, bouncy castles, slides and trampolining for children.
‘As a family, we just loved being together, often camping out in the countryside and enjoying just being together. With Lloyd gone, we want to keep doing that, and we want every family to be able to do it too.’
When adding the money raised at the Festival to the monies raised by Lloyd’s Legacy since it was set up, the Legacy fund has now raised an incredible £22,222.22. What makes this even more poignant for Lyndsey and the rest of Lloyd’s family is that 22 was Lloyd’s favourite number, making such a wonderful total even more special.
But there are no plans for Lloyd’s Legacy to stop raising funds just yet! Lyndsey and her amazing team of volunteers have already set the date for next year’s Legacy Festival, from 26-28 July 2019. Tickets will go on sale just before Christmas, and can be bought from www.legacy-festival.co.uk.
If you feel that you would benefit from the counselling service offered by brainstrust, or know someone affected by a brain tumour who might benefit from counselling, you can complete the referral form here. Alternatively, if you have any questions about the service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a donation to Lloyd’s Legacy, you can do this at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lyndseygreen22.