A COMMUNITY music festival set up in memory of a much-loved dad has been postponed until next year.

Fudstock was first set up two years ago to honour the memory of Richard Thorne, known as Fud, who died in 2018.

The 38-year-old dad-of-one passed away following a brave battle with bowel cancer.

He had made many attempts to set up a music festival during his life so friends and family took it upon themselves to honour his last wish.

The inaugural festival took place in 2018 and last year more than 3,000 people turned out to celebrate Fud’s love of music.

However, because of the coronavirus lockdown and associated difficulties in planning the event, organisers had to make the tough decision to postpone this year’s Fudstock.

They have called on as many people as possible to take part in a live streamed event instead.

Organiser Russ Halesworth said on the Fudstock Facebook page: “Hello to you all from everyone behind the scenes of Fudstock.

“We have unfortunately had to Postpone the event and wait until next summer to celebrate Fudstock once more.

“This year we will be marking the day with Fudstock@Home20.

“The main reason for doing this is to raise money for St Mary’s Hospice.

“As well as remembering our beloved Fud and uniting people online, in our homes gardens/yards and maybe even the pub... who knows.

“We call for all musicians interested in live streaming to contact us to be featured on the day.

“We will be generating funds from merchandise and hopefully raising a stack of cash for St Mary’s Hospice though our just giving page.

“You can donate now so if you can please help this much needed organisation to continue its amazing work for the community it would be greatly appreciated.

“All money goes directly to St Mary’s Hospice.

"Please contact any of the team if you wish to help or be involved.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fudstockathome20 to make a donation.