20 July 2024

The touching story behind ‘Joyfest’ music festival coming to Salisbury Rugby Club

On Saturday 9th July, Sarah Frampton will host ‘Joyfest’, an all-day music festival held in memory of Sarah’s Mum Joyce Stainer and in aid of Salisbury Hospice Charity.

The festival will welcome ten local performers including; Up All Night, The Vibe, Kingz of Leon, Horizon, Off The Cuff, Davey Jones Locker, Plaitford Common, Somehow I’m Home, Ribble and The Ben Poore Project.

There will be food and drink including a BBQ, Pizza Pig, Mama’s Kitchen (Thai) Lady Lyn’s Ice Creams, Patricia’s Delight Doughnuts, homemade cakes and candyfloss.

The event is full of family fun with a bouncy castle, face painting, temporary tattoos and a balloon modeller for the children and a raffle and tombola with prizes including a drum kit, an electric guitar and tickets to Paulton’s Park.
The funds raised from ticket sales, the raffle, the tombola and 15% of the takings made by the vendors will all be donated to Salisbury Hospice Charity.

The festival marks the 10 year anniversary of the passing of Sarah’s mum Joyce who passed away under hospice care in July 2012.

In 2011, Sarah’s Mum Joyce was sadly diagnosed with cancer, and in 2012, the family were told that Joyce had a tumour in her stomach as well as subsequent tumours in the rest of her body. Joyce’s prognosis was heartbreaking, and she was given just a few weeks to live.

Joyce’s last wish was to see her daughter marry the man of her dreams. It was the thought of not being a part of her daughter’s special day that upset her the most.

Sarah and Kevin

Sarah and Kevin were due to get married on the 31st of July 2014, but Joyce’s doctors and nurses encouraged the couple to reach out to the Hospice Chaplin and see if the wedding could be held in Salisbury Hospice.

Sadly this was not possible and instead suggested applying for a marriage waiver at their local registry office so they could get married and have a blessing at the hospice, ensuring that Joyce could be a part of the special day.

Sarah explained, “We applied for the marriage waiver on the Thursday and got given the go ahead Friday for us to get married on Saturday, giving us less than 24 hours to organise everything! We made a few phone calls to family and friends then we went to the hospice to give my parents the news. The smile on my mum’s face was magical.”

After frantically shopping for a suit, dress, flowers and rings, with the help of family and close friends, Sarah and Kevin were able to tie the knot at Ringwood Registry Office. After they departed straight for the hospice to find the hospice team had decorated the day room and the Hospice Chaplin waiting to carry out the blessing.

“My mum had to be wheeled in on her bed, but she still looked beautiful and had a smile on her face throughout. It made her day, she was so grateful. It was a very emotional day because we knew she was dying but we were happy she could see us get married. Sadly, she passed away just a few days later.”

Sarah, Kevin and Joyce

Joyce spent her last days at Salisbury Hospice and will always be remembered by the team along with this special day.

In gratitude for the care her mum received and the support she was given for the wedding Sarah, will be hosting Joyfest, as her mum loved music and dancing, in aid of Salisbury Hospice Charity.

Don’t miss out on this family fun event, that’s sure to bring a little joy to your day. Tickets are available here. To keep up to date with the event, follow the Facebook page here.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty