On Saturday 25th June 2022, the Forage Farm Shop and Kitchen (located in the Cowbridge area), hosted a debut festival in collaboration with charity music event Lamb Jam. The one-day event featured five local cover bands playing a variety of music from across the ages, as well as an array of food, fun and prizes.
Lamb Jam was held on the “lawn” at Forage Farm Shop & Kitchen to raise awareness and money for both Neuroendocrine Cancer UK and Kidney Wales.
We heard live local bands, Juice, Saltwater Cure, Cherry Hive and The Story Goes.
The Forage Farm Shop and Kitchen served their ever-popular hog roast using produce from their farm; food choices included lamb roast, burgers and sweet treats in the shape of Fablas Ice Cream who attended the event. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free alternatives were available.
Soft and hot drinks, and alcoholic beverages such as Bang on Brewery and Gwynt Y Ddraig cider. . .
Fun and games were also available at the festival, making it an accessible family event that welcomed all ages. Games included the Brian Moore Rugby Challenge, the Corn Hole Championship and Guess the Weight of the Piglet, to name but a few.
. . . and experienced the joys of the wonderful Welsh weather . . . without dampened spirits, despite the downpour, hail, thunder and lightning . . .being rewarded with a beautiful rainbow . . .before the sun came out again
And, what would a fundraising event be without a charity raffle? Lamb Jam collated a fantastic set of prizes such as hotel breaks, gin tasting trips, and all manner of experiences and food and drink prizes.
It was also fitting that a South Wales festival has some rugby tickets on offer with a lucky winner getting to take away two Six Nations tickets for 2023!
The event was organised by Forage Farm Managing partner, Tom Homfray and his amazing team – THANK YOU! – alongside Vince (for NCUK) and Dewi Harris (for Kidney Wales) – supported by their families, friends and the whole community . . .
Why Vince thinks charity support is important . . .
“It’s difficult to explain why it is so important to donate and support this charity, or any other charity come to think about it. For me and my family, it is a way of giving back and repaying all the effort and care that was given to me by the professionals along the journey I’ve had with this disease. Thanks to others before me raising money for this charity and towards research, it means I now have a better future and now I would like to play part in doing that for others in the future by raising awareness and funds for this charity.”