Musicians from across Wiltshire turned out to entertain the wounded, injured and sick at Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House this weekend.
Ten acts performed at the inaugural music festival at the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre on Saturday, providing entertainment for listening residents, staff and members of the Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters.
Open to both male and female members, the Band of Brothers provides life-long support to those with a career limiting/ending injury or illness attributable to service since 2001, and the Band of Sisters provides lifelong support to their loved ones. “Events such as these allow our wounded, injured and sick to come together and have the opportunity to socialise with others in similar situations and facing similar challenges”, commented Centre Manager, Giles Woodhouse; “and following a hugely successful Summer Fete a few weeks ago, we are delighted, thanks to Marland Music Management and the hard work of a number of amazing volunteers to be holding the first ever ‘Tedfest’ this weekend.”
Music fans and picnic aficionados arrived from 2pm with picnic blankets and packed evening meals in hand - many staying all afternoon to relax and soak up the atmosphere of a fun-filled event at the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in Wiltshire.
Acoustic Guitar and Vocals Musician James Duggan from Calne in Wiltshire said,“It is always great to perform but to have the opportunity to perform here in this setting, and for all these amazing people is truly awesome! I have performed at Tedworth House before and am thrilled to be here today to support these amazing guys and girls”.
Other artists from Calne included acts 13 year old Mason O’Brien and Benji Clements with his band along with Taran Stormes Martino from Bradford-on-Avon; Jet Luckhurst from Trowbridge; Aidan Moore, Jules Brogan and Jamie R Hawkins from Swindon; and Rob Bowden, David Waddington and Barney Goodall who are all based in and around the Devizes area.
Contact the Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters team on 01980 844280 to find out more about joining if you or someone you know would benefit from this lifetime support network run by Help for Heroes.