A woman in the Highlands of Scotland has started a sharable foundation to help bring support to endometriosis sufferers and has unveiled plans for a music festival on the Black Isle.
The ‘drive-in’ festival has been devised by community councillor Andrea Dalgetty, is being supported by the organisers of the Shenanigan music festival and veteran music promoter Rob Ellen from Medicine Music, and is being held on 31 July and 1 August, reports Northern Times.
Andrea, now 47, had suffered excruciating pain with endometriosis and had been on a waiting list to have her womb removed. Thankfully, a chance meeting with a scientist changed her life, and now she wants to help other women around the world who suffer from the unrelenting pain of the condition.
However, to raise capital to set up her charity, the EndoSpell Foundation, and provide support to the 176 million sufferers worldwide for free, Andrea needed funding and found help from friends in the music industry.
Music promoter friend Rob suggested the idea of a socially distanced ‘drive-in’ music festival for 250 people, and within 24 hours they had 25 acts signed up to perform.
Andrea presented the idea to the business and local community, who have also backed the festival, providing logistic and financial support.
“The support has been absolutely fantastic and frankly humbling, without the community’s help in both expertise, time and equipment this would just be not possible,” said Rob.
“The response from the Highland artistic and DJ community has been astounding, with some major national and international surprises that will be announced soon.”
Tickets for the EndoSpell Foundation music festival can be purchased from https://endospell.co.uk/. All attendees will be allocated a parking or camping space and will be invited to stay on-site overnight for the festival.
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