A FAMILY-organised, charitable festival will be returning to a field near Wem for the second year in succession, with an empowering motto.

Charmina Festival began as a casual family discussion in the Reece-household, but has now turned into a 1,000 plus capacity music event, which will take place at Shooters Hill Barns near Wem, on July 20, starting at 12noon.

The motto for this years festival is to battle cancer after matriarch of the family, Joy, died from the disease last year.

Harry Reece, the driving-force behind the festival's original development said: “Having had my mum and other close relatives pass away from cancer I only know too well the journey cancer sufferers and their families go through.

"It puts immense strain on people and their immediate family. Charmina represents a message of hope and memory-making to all those people.

"All who attend are single-handily providing hope and comfort to individuals and their families going through a tough journey."

A selection of bands, local artists and tribute acts will be gracing the stage; including Two Blank Pages, Nibbs and Tony, The Halcyon Band, The Weekenders and more.

At the end of the night number-one Kasabian tribute band, Kazabian will be closing the show.

The family-friendly event isn’t just about the live music, with a variety of food stalls and bars to feed your appetite alongside glitter-stations, children’s craft area and the all-important cancer awareness stand.

In 2017 the Charmina team raised £14,000, which was donated to the family’s chosen charities: Cancer Research UK and Lingen Davis Cancer Fund.

Severn Hospice has been added to the list for 2019, after the care Joy received there.

The festivals main sponsor this year will be Shrewsbury-based Shingler Group.

Jeremy Shingler, managing director for the company said: “Shingler Group are proud to be the main sponsor of such an amazing event.

"Harry and the rest of the Charmina team have worked really hard to create a day which will have something for everybody and most importantly, will raise thousands for their chosen charities that are close to all our hearts.”

Adult tickets are £27, child tickets £17 and under-12s go free but still require a registered ticket.

Tickets are available to buy online at charmina.co.uk