Volksfest backs Teenage Cancer Trust

February 26 2019

A NEW charity partnership that will support young cancer patients and their families has been announced by Teenage Cancer Trust and Bristol Volksfest.

Bristol Volksfest is a Volkswagen show and family camping weekend that is held at Birches Farm, Long Ashton from June 14-16. The festival started in 1992, bringing like-minded VDub enthusiasts together to share their appreciation for the iconic vehicles. This year, the festival has decided to support Teenage Cancer Trust, who provide life-changing nursing care and support for the seven young people aged 13-24 who are diagnosed with cancer each day in the UK. This includes access to specialist nurses and age-appropriate hospital spaces with big TV screens, use of a playstation and games, as well as a jukebox and musical instruments.
Bristol Volksfest has a target of raising £5000 to support Teenage Cancer Trust’s nursing care for teenagers and young people diagnosed with cancer, like Elena Blackwell from Horfield who was 19 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Elena had surgery at Southmead Hospital and was referred to the Teenage Cancer Trust unit  in Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.  Elena, who is now 23, has had seven surgeries altogether in addition to proton therapy and chemotherapy.
Tickets for Bristol Volksfest are now available online: https://www.bristolvolksfest.co.uk/tickets.You can also support the festival’s fundraising at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bristol-volksfest. For more information about Teenage Cancer Trust, visit: www.teenagecancertrust.org