On the 2nd February, we were invited to Franklin's Gardens along with some other amazing local causes for The Northampton Saints Annual Charity Day.
Northampton Saints took on Harlequins for the Semi-Final Qualification in the Anglo-Welsh Cup that day and we were honoured to have Tom Stephenson wearing our Alfie Bear's logo on his shirt sleeve during the match.
Wow! What a cracking weekend at Mayor-Fest, with an amazing line-up of talented musicians.
All three dates had a fantastic turn out and the atmosphere was just Incredible.
The Mayor-Fest opening night at The Picturedrome, Northampton heard music from Amii Dawes, The Smyths and King's Gambit, with the wonderful Khandie compereing.
<blog_break>Saturday night, there was fantastic performances from Daniel Knight, Donnybrook Fair, The Mobbs and The Killerz.
Sunday kicked off early with Samuel Jared O'Malley, Josh Wylie, Jack Alexander, Kickstart, The 2 Tones and The Oasis Experience who all had the place jumping.
We know a lot of work went into the planning of Mayor-Fest and would like to say a heartfelt thank you to The Mayor & Mayoress of Northampton, Cllr. Gareth & Terrie Eales, Chloë Nelson, the amazing bands and everyone involved in putting Mayor-Fest together and attending in support of our Alfie Bear's Journey Fund, and helping to raise around £3,000.
Our Alfie Bear loved music and would often say he wanted to be a rock star when he grew up, so to have a music festival organised in aid of his charity was very special to us.
It really was such a fantastic weekend and one that will be remembered for a long time to come x
On Friday 12th January, Alfie's friend Lexie, aged 9 (nearly 10) had her hair cut, to donate to The Little Princess Trust.
Lexie has been growing her mermaid hair for 3 years and decided now is the time to be brave and have the big chop, to donate to the Little Princess Charity to help make a wig for another brave young boy or girl. A wig costs between £350-£500, Lexie would like to raise some money to go along side her hair donations.