THE memory of a ‘caring girl’ lived on with the second annual charity concert.

ElFest, held at the Old White Hart pub in Hook, was organised in memory of Ellie Bostel, who passed away in April 2017 at the age of 23 after a short battle with cancer.

Organised by Ellie’s sister Chloe, the event was raising money for the Basingstoke Intensive Care and High Dependent Units, where Ellie spent a lot of her time during her treatment, and CLIC Sargent.

This year’s ElFest, held on July 27, featured live music from local bands and competitions throughout the day, including a tombola and raffle with great prizes won.

The music stage saw a fantastic variety of artists and bands perform throughout the day, from soulful singles to family favourites, as well as having a dedicated KidsZone, providing a wide range of activities.

For the foodies out there, there was authentic wood fired pizza from Leather and Willow, and a tea room and bake sale; a nod to Ellie who made phenomenal cupcakes.

This year’s event managed to raise more than £3,000 for the two charities with the money still being donated.

Chloe said: “Both of the charities ElFest is supporting this year mean a lot to the family. Ellie spent a month in Intensive Care and the High Dependency Units at Basingstoke Hospital.

“During her time there, staff went above and beyond to make sure she was as comfortable as possible and did everything they could to help her battle the diseases.”

She added: “CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. The charity offered support to the family when Ellie was moved to Southampton Hospital, providing accommodation for her parents so that they were close by Ellie whilst she was in a fragile state. ElFest wouldn’t be possible without our incredible sponsors from the local area, including Billet-doux Events, Exertis, Landene and SBS Renovations.”