Joe And Connie Calling
3rd May 2017
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This month sees a wonderful music festival take place which will be raising money for children with terminal and life limiting illnesses.

Joe and Connie Calling (named after Connie and Joe Elson who’s rare condition inspired the charity Butterfly Hugs ) will be held on Saturday May 13th on Allithwaite community playing fields. It’s a day full of family attractions and music, with this year’s event promising to be bigger and better than ever.

This year there will be two live music stages, giving you the chance to hear the very best of the South Lakes music scene in one place!

As well as local music talent, there will be performances from local dance groups, kid’s attractions including bubble football and a fairground, a hog roast and of course a bar serving fantastic local ales.

The event has been well supported by local businesses, who have provided sponsorship to help make the day a success.

All money raised will be going to Butterfly Hugs, a charity who provide support for families across Furness and South Cumbria whose children have life limiting and terminal illnesses. The support they offer can come in the form of financial help, or through meet ups and connecting families.

Connie and Joe both suffer the rare condition MLD, a genetic disorder that affects nerves, muscles and organs. Butterfly Hugs is a legacy to them. Both Connie and Joe highlighted to the charity the lack of support in our county for children with rare illnesses.

Last year's event was a huge success and it’s hoped that this years’ will be even bigger and better.

Entry is £2.50 for adults, and children under 16 are free.

The fun starts at 12.30pm on Allithwaite community playing fields. 

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