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Friday, 03 July 2015 (3067665)
Southport Rocks festival revived in memory of Chris
by Ollie Cowan

A MUSIC festival launched in memory of Southport man Chris Haw is set to return to the resort.

Southport Rocks, formerly known as the Jedi Music Festival, is back and revived as it prepares to team up with The Fox and Goose on Cable Street over a number of weekends.

The festival aims to raise as much money as possible in memory of 25-year-old Chris Haw, who died suddenly in 2006 from a cardiac arrest.

Each weekend as live bands play at the Fox and Goose ‘Sound Lounge' collection points will be available for all donations

for the Vital Signs Foundation so they can continue with a special, free Heart Screening Program for young adults

Chris was an extremely popular local young man who was studying for a Management Degree at Edge Hill University and was known for his adoration of live festival music.

Chris was a much loved son, brother, grandson and friend to many people throughout Southport and across the North West.

His father, Steve Haw, said: “He died, aged 25 from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

”Chris was a fit and healthy young man who presented no previous heart conditions whatsoever.

“I am really excited to be associated with the Fox and Goose and seeing Southport Rocks being revived will help raise vital funds and also raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death in young people.

”All the funds raised in this local community based partnership with the Fox will raise awareness of our charity and also help promote the life saving screenings we deliver across the North West.“

Ian Campbell of the Fox and Goose said: ”We are taking part in this with the sole purpose of raising funds for the Vital Signs Foundation because we really believe in their cause.“

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