Countdown to party in the park in memory of Rugby boy Joel

Last year's event drew big crowds

Last year's event drew big crowds

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Revellers willl once again flock to Rugby’s Whitehall Rec for a day of fun and fundraising.

The field will come alive with noise and colour for Party in the Park: Reloaded 2015 on Saturday June 20.

This event is so important to our family, and we hope to bring some fun to the community

Hayley Hammond

The event is once again being organised by Hayley Hammond, in memory of her beloved nephew Joel Smith.

Joel died last year after he battled an aggressive form of leukaemia.

He was just 15 when he died although when he died he was cancer-free.

Now Hayley wants to continue raising awareness of the disease and funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, which helped her family so much.

There’s something for everyone at this year’s event with, a petting zoo, face painting, games and hog roast.

More acts and entertainment are still to be confirmed.

Hayley said: “Being one year since Joel passed, it is tough trying to keep going.

“This event is so important to our family, and we hope to bring some fun to the community, so we can all raise awareness and funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.”

For stalls/exhibitors, it costs £15 for charity pitch and £30 for businesses, with a small donation to TCT at the end of the event.

This year’s theme is Superheroes and fun-loving fundraisers are invited to dress up for the event, which starts at 11.30am.

“We are going for a world record attempt of most superheroes at the event,” added Hayley.

“I hope that once again it will be really well supported.”

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