Music fans and car enthusiasts come together to Rock 4 Jasmine

Scenes from Rock 4 Jasmine 2016, held at Fakenham Town FC Clipbush Park. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scenes from Rock 4 Jasmine 2016, held at Fakenham Town FC Clipbush Park. Picture: Matthew Usher.

People came together in Fakenham to celebrate a young girl's passion for music and bravery in her fight against a rare disease.

Rock 4 Jasmine is being held for the third time at Fakenham Town Football Club.

For the first time the festival was held over three days, beginning on Friday night and continuing today.

Rock 4 Jasmine is named after 11-year-old Jasmine Lewis, from Hempton near Fakenham, who has 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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Seventeen bands performed over the three days.

There was also a car show, put on by Burt's Boyz.

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Mr Lewis said: 'With just eight people organising it this year, with support from a few volunteers, it is the smallest committee we've ever had putting together the biggest festival we've ever had.

'Nine months of hard work and planning has gone towards this and I want to thank everyone for their hard work.

'I also want to thank all of the bands, who played here for free, the football club who allowed us to hold the festival here free of charge and the businesses who sponsored the event.'

Organisers decided to not hold the festival last year so more time could be spent fundraising for this year's event.

Mr Lewis said it has not yet been decided what will happen next year.

He said: 'We might run it again over three days, we might take a break. We'll have to wait and see.'

Are you organising a festival? E mail adam.lazzari@archant.co.uk

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