Bradfest 2015 raised £12,000 for charity with Otterbourne event in memory of young Bradley Watson

A WORLD famous DJ swapped Ibiza for Otterbourne on Saturday to deliver an intimate set in memory of a Hampshire boy killed in a road accident.

Trevor Nelson brought his soul to the sold-out Bradfest, a one-day festival raising £12,000 for cancer charities through Bradley's Foundation.


The third annual event at Woodlands Park, sponsored by Charters, raised money for causes including a Teenage Cancer Trust appeal, supporting a new 10-bed cancer ward for young people at Southampton General Hospital.


BBC DJ Nelson topped a bill which also included Southampton songstress Charley Macaulay, pop singer Danielle May and indie rockers The Novatones, fresh from sets at Common People and Blissfields this summer.

They performed to a crowd of 500, with good weather ensuring tickets sold better than last year.


His mother, Tina Dine, said: "It was an exceptional day – in total we raised £12,000, so that was fantastic. All the organisers were absolutely delighted with the local support from the local community, and local companies that sponsored us.


"A lot of people went to a lot of effort, a lot of people volunteered and gave services and products and time for nothing, so it was a huge success."


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Welcome to Bradley's Foundation. A Hampshire based charity helping local children and young people with life shortening illnesses.

On the 14th June 2000, Bradley was tragically killed in a road accident near his home in Hampshire, just four days after his 9th birthday. Bradley's Foundation was formed by Tina and Gary Dine with some close friends to commemorate Bradley’s 21st birthday on the 10th June 2012.

The  aim of the foundation is simple; to raise funds to support the welfare of sick children and their families whilst being treated in hospital, at home or in the community.


Bradleys Foundation has a strategic objective to generate sustainable giving. This will be underpinned by investing the majority of the funds raised in asset backed investments. The balance will be donated to causes that aid research & care during treatment, for children & young people with cancer.


We will do this through partnership, supporting local charities such as CLIC Sargent and The Teenage Cancer Trust.
Bradley's Foundation aims to be a strong local charity helping local children and young people with life shortening illnesses.