The sun was shining on Sunday 23rd July for a fantastic day of raising money for Rupert.
For those of you who don't know Rupert is a 6 year old boy local to us in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Sadly he has a 'crocodile' in his tummy, that's his name for cancer.
There have been a number of fundraising events around the area to help Rupert to 'Stop the croc'. You may have seen Sas and Gem with Amanda doing the crocodile challenge (a new take on the 'Ice Bucket challenge') on Facebook - singing with Bridgnorth Stage Academy in a bid to raise money.
So, when we had the opportunity to help Rupert's Revenge again we couldn't say no. Such a wonderful boy, who despite all he is going through still keeps a smile on his face.
Taken from the Rupert's Revenge Website:
'For the past two years, Rupert has undergone continuous intensive cancer treatment for Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma. Throughout his treatment he has remained lively and full of fun.
Sadly, Rupert’s cancer remains within his bones. Doctors have told us that Rupert does not meet the clinical criteria set for ‘high dose chemotherapy’ or the potentially lifesaving ‘immunotherapy’ as he falls into a tiny rare subgroup called Refractory Neuroblastoma.'
The community spirit was high as many businesses, community groups and volunteers joined forces to host 'RupertFest'
ReachOut Arts were honoured to be hosting the arts and crafts tent at this event, we spent the day with several visitors who joined us to create beautiful sun catchers, puppets and decorated hands as they pledged to 'lend a hand' to Rupert.
Overall, the festival raised over £11,000 helping Rupert take a step closer to getting the treatment he needs.
Such a fun day of live music, fun and games, tasty food and entertainment for all ages. Especially fun for the ReachOut team, check out the gallery to get a taste of what we got up to!
Big thanks to Christina Clare Photography for sharing her images.