Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 15.43.57One of the North East’s leading charities is set for a summertime boost, thanks to the region’s premier live music event.

Butterwick Hospice, which cares for young people and adults with a progressive, life limiting illness, has been named as the nominated charity for Hardwick Live 2015.

The one day festival, at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, will feature three stages of live music, headlined by legendary British band James, as well as a host of activities for all ages.

Event organisers, Ramside Estates, hope that the build up to the event, on Saturday August 22, will help raise the profile of the Stockton-based charity, as well as offering the opportunity to raise much needed funds on the day itself.

John Adamson, owner of Ramside Estates, said: “Butterwick Hospice has already helped thousands of people across Teesside, County Durham and the wider North East, offering essential support to individuals, and their families, during extremely difficult times.

“I’m proud to announce that this worthwhile organisation is our nominated charity for 2015 and I look forward to working closely with them in the coming weeks and months.”

Hardwick Live 2015, which is open to all ages, will feature Main Stage performances by James, as well as very special guests Razorlight and other big name acts, including 10cc, Embrace and The Beat.

There will also be a Discovery Stage, headlined by Cast, a Children’s Zone, offering magic shows, face painting and more, and a Dome hosting comedy during the afternoon and DJ sets into the night.

Butterwick Hospice, which has sites in Stockton and Bishop Auckland, will be credited on all promotional materials for the event, in an effort to boost its profile and raise awareness of the work it has done over the past 30 years.

Fundraisers from the charity will also be collecting donations at Hardwick Live, with proceeds being used to fund a wide range of day services, palliative home care and outreach day hospices for young people and adults across the North East suffering from progressive, like limiting illnesses.

Clair McGregor, Fundraising Team Manager for Butterwick Hospice, said: “Butterwick Hospice, like any charity, relies on support from the local community and every penny donated is used to ensure our services can continue to be offered for free, to those who need them most.

“Events like Hardwick Live 2015 are a great opportunity for us to raise our profile, as well as funds, and we look forward to meeting with festival-goers on August 22.”

Tickets for Hardwick Live 2015, priced from £8 children and £49 adults, are available now at www.hardwicklive.co.uk.

More information about Butterwick Hospice can also be found at www.butterwick.org.uk