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Rockella rocks it for Abel Foundation

The annual Rockella fundraising event at the Rockhouse produced a rocking day and night as a total of £568 was raised for The Abel Foundation.

Rockella is a yearly music festival at the Rockhouse which mixes local talent with touring bands, this year the amazing Slackrr and Carsick rocked the stage which was a perfect end to a busy day, which saw local acts Bovher, Lizzie Cullen, Dan Finch, Matt Marshall, Joe Burke, Alien Poet, Ben Sellers and Trev Bambridge all play amazing sets.

This year local business Alex McGarry Studio and Art Gallery, The Travelling Cupcake, SunriseSound studio, Stringbrokers Music, Andover Radio & Love Andover sponsored the event which allowed the entry to the venue donation only for the Abel Foundation.

Undy Hunt the organiser said “Thanks to all the wonderful sponsors for their support and to all the talent acts who played through out the day, not only was it a wonderful day of music we managed to raise a big amount of money to a great cause “

The Abel Foundation was created to aid the sufferers of Mitochondrial Disease and help their families deal with this life limiting disease. Currently there is no cure. They run a 24-hour support network via phone, email and text and are on hand to help people when they need support or even just someone to listen and can understand what they go through on a day to day basis.

Abel Noakes was the inspiration for founding the charity which is named after him. Born in September 2014, he has been battling this disease all of his young life. Abel’s parents understand the challenges parents and carers face and set up The Abel Foundation to provide assistance to those dealing with this devastating illness.