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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hundreds attend Hen Fest to promote organ donation


BOURNEMOUTH ECHO | Caitlin Marsh

HUNDREDS of music fans and charity supporters supported a two-day festival which raises awareness of the Organ Donor Register.

The annual Hen Fest event, which opened on Friday evening and is now in its sixth year, is being held in a field near Julia's Bridge in Wimborne, which has been organised by resident, Gail Stuart, whose daughter, Kate Hennessy, has cystic fibrosis.

Live music, beer and ale, craft tents, art, cakes and music workshops are available for visitors to enjoy while raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, which have helped Kate.

Each year, Kate also speaks at the festival about the importance of signing up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and telling loved ones about the wish the person's organs to be used to save lives. Continue reading
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