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Musical festival will raise funds for research into cystic fibrosis

Amanda Maguire is fundraising for research into cystic fibrosis after her son James was diagnosed with the condition

Amanda Maguire is fundraising for research into cystic fibrosis after her son James was diagnosed with the condition

 

A musical festival this weekend will help fund research into the life-limiting condition cystic fibrosis.

Eagle Fest -organised by 4am - a Hemel Hempstead Old Town-based organisation that offers arts and music training for young people with learning difficulties, is being held behind the Golden Eagle pub in Ashley Green on Saturday.

It will raise money for Amanda Maguire who is dedicated to bringing in funds to help research to wipe out cystic fibrosis after her son James was diagnoses with the illness.

The group decided to pledge funds to the mum’s campaign after reading her son’s pledge in the Gazette.

The musical festival, which will be protected by any rainy downpours by giant marquees, is being headlined by Hemel Hempstead band The Amigos - and it will be their last gig.

Trevor Dilks, from 4am, said: “They have been a big band around this area for ages and this is their last gig. They’re a great party band.

“There will be a good cross section of music there.”

Late Road Lunatics, Vegas Girls and the Black Cat Orchestra will also be performing.

Entry to the event, which starts at 1pm and runs until 11pm, costs £5 for adults and children go free.

There will be a barbecue, bouncy castle, real ale and DJs offering entertainment.

 

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