A WELL loved annual festival is returining again this year to help raise money for the NHS.

The Good Festival, previously known as Hampshire Country and Garden Festival is returning to its incredible location in the beautiful gardens of Bere Mill on the River Test in Whitchurch, Hampshire.

The festival will be making its return in the summer on June 25 and 26 2022.

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The festival is an annual event, which has been organised by The Hampshire Medical Fund.

They are a charity that is buying pioneering medical equipment for Basingstoke, Andover and Winchester NHS hospitals that is not covered by NHS budgets.

Last year the festival raised an incredible £72,000, which then enabled the purchase and installation of eight resuscitaire machines across the maternity and neo-natal departments in each hospital.

These machines allow newborn babies to get immediate support with their breathing, temperature, oxygen levels and other life-saving interventions.

This year, the Hampshire Medical Fund is aiming sky-high to raise £200,000.

They are hoping the money raised can be used to purchase a state of the art AI (artificial intelligence) machine for interventional radiology.

This machine allows minimally invasive, image guided procedures to target tumour ablation treatments in the abdominal regions (lungs, kidneys & liver).

With only two of these machines in the entire UK, this machine would be cutting edge technology in cancer treatment for The Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which would be hugely appreciated.

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This time, the loved festival will kick off with a Saturday evening supper and auction and continue on into Sunday with an all-day family festival, for the whole family to enjoy.

The family friendly event celebrates good living – with a range of delicious food, exciting attractions, stalls, displays, talks and even a delightful dog show.

Visitors are garmented to have a wonderful time and more critically, help to support the incredible cause that will have a direct impact on cancer treatment in local NHS hospitals.

For more information about the festival and to book tickets, visit: goodfestival.co.uk/buy-tickets.

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