A support worker is organising a music festival at Fakenham Rugby Club to raise funds for an organisation that specializes in neurodiverse assistance and learning.

The money raised at Fitzfest 2024, which will take place on July 20, will be donated to Fitzroy, a day service at the Maltings in Fakenham that specializes in the care and support of those with learning disabilities and autism.

Music lovers attending can expect to hear from a number of bands, including The Black Shucks, who are the day's headline act.

They will then be followed by Never 2L8, Blusonica, Dynamite & Dinosaurs, 5 Day Rain, and Random I.D.

Rachel Lewis, the organiser of the event, said: "I had a good idea for a fundraiser to do a music festival, and lucky for me my manager said yes.

Ms Lewis intends for the money raised to go towards "ongoing projects" at Fitzroy. "We are going to buy a defibrillator. We are also making some nice spaces in the Maltings for our service users to relax," she added.

"It’s been hard work setting things up but I think I'm just about there now and I really can’t wait for the day. After all who doesn’t love an all-day music festival?"

Fakenham & Wells Times: Rachel Lewis can't wait for Fitzfest to take place where music lovers can enjoy good food, music and more.Rachel Lewis can't wait for Fitzfest to take place where music lovers can enjoy good food, music and more. (Image: Rachel Lewis)
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The day also promises to be an event for foodies, with Fire and Folk, The Waffle Wagon, The Durban Grill, Jake's Kitchen and the Baby Bean Coffee Co. also setting up stalls.

Visitors can also enjoy Holly's Hair Braiding and Glitter Tattoos, while browsing the offerings of other businesses, such as The 'erb Lady, handmade gifts, and other craft goodies.

Fakenham & Wells Times: The Black Shucks will be the day's headline bandThe Black Shucks will be the day's headline band (Image: Fitzfest Facebook page)

Gates for the festival will open at 12pm, with tickets priced at £15 each for adults, and children under 11 may enter for free.  

Tickets can be purchased online through the Fitzroy website.