Fakenham is ready to Rock 4 Jasmine

Jasmine Lewis with dad Craig. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Jasmine Lewis with dad Craig. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

A festival named after a young girl fighting an extremely rare life threatening illness is being held in Fakenham this weekend.

Rock 4 Jasmine begins on Friday night and continues until Sunday.

It is being held for the third year at Fakenham Town Football Club, on Clipbush Lane.

Rock 4 Jasmine is named after Jasmine Lewis, 10, from Hempton, near Fakenham who suffers from Juvenile Dermatomyositis or JDM, which has no known cure.

Rock 4 Jasmine, founded by Jasmine's father Craig Lewis, raises money for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital's paediatric department, which has helped to look after her.

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The organisers have teamed up this year with car club Burt's Boyz to run the event over three days as a music festival and car show.

Tracey Bunting, secretary of Rock 4 Jasmine, said: 'We had a lot of worries over the weather last week and thought we would have to make some big changes, but this week it's been great which has prompted a big increase in ticket sales over the last few days.

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'The car show is a new aspect to the festival which should help to bring in more people and, after a lot of worries, we are all very excited and expecting it to be a great weekend.'

She added: 'I really want to thank Fakenham Town Football Club for allowing us to use their venue free of charge and the many businesses who have supported the festival.'

Cars on display will include classic, modern and vintage to hot rods, ending with a show and shine on the Sunday with trophies for winners of each category.

Musically, the festival will focus on Norfolk-based acts including Little Red Kings, Chapter of Wolves, Fiends, Tom Happy, Ultra Ego and Shock Hazard. There will also be an acoustic stage with artists like Grant Ley, Eleanor Howard, Couch, Starbuck, Paul Fawcett and Afoostic.

The festival begins at 8pm on Friday and continues on Saturday, with music from 12.30pm until late, then on Sunday from 12pm until 3pm,

Camping facilities are available at the football ground.

Tickets are £10 for entry on Saturday or Sunday, or £20 for an entire weekend pass, with camping £10 per pitch. Tickets can be bought online at www.r4j.co.uk.

Are you raising money for a cause close to your heart? E mail adam.lazzari@archant.co.uk

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