Big target for a big year at Grooves

For their 15th anniversary The Grooves gang have set themselves a target to raise £10k for charity…

It seems like it started yesterday, but this summer sees the 15th anniversary since the very first Grooves on the Green festival in Lower Parkstone.

This year the organisers have set themselves the target of passing the £10k mark for money raised for their nominated charity Diverse Abilities Plus.

“It would be amazing if we could top the £10,000 mark this year,” says Janice Crump who, with her husband Richard, started Grooves in the Millennium.

The festival has rightfully gained a reputation as one of the hottest local events and is a bargain at only a fiver for a day ticket. “We love live music and we love Ashley Cross, so Grooves on the Green seemed an obvious way we could celebrate this marvellous community and support Diverse Abilities Plus by raising money to help support other children with medical and health issues,” adds Janice.

There's two music stages, kids zones and a fine choice of local ales and food for enjoy.

The money raised during the weekend will be able to further support the work of the Children’s Team at Diverse Abilities Plus, from helping fund overnight care at Smithers, the charity’s children’s respite home, to contributing towards the cost of one-to-one holiday activities for disabled children.

It's one of our favourite places to enjoy live music and we're looking forward to another great summer weekend.


Tickets can be bought locally at Le Bateau and go on sale in May

For more information regarding Diverse Abilities Plus visit

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