Feel Good Fest is back this weekend to raise money in memory of Wellingborough man

Eugene Parbery is the inspiration behind the event to raise awareness and funds for mental health

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 5:30 am

Feel Good Fest is back this weekend to raise more awareness and funds in memory of a Wellingborough man who struggled with his mental health.

Eugene Parbery of Wellingborough battled with his mental health for several years and his family was heartbroken when it got too much for him on Christmas Eve 2019 when he was just 36.

His cousin Tom Deacon of Kettering wanted to do something in Eugene's memory and planned to hold a charity event with live music and entertainment last May.

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Feel Good Fest is taking place on Sunday (May 30)

Sadly Covid-19 meant the event had to be cancelled but Tom still held the festival online, with the virtual event raising £1,200 for mental health charity Mind.

Tom is all set to repeat the fundraiser this year on Sunday (May 30), albeit online again, but then he is hoping to return next year with the third event being as he had originally planned with three live music stages and lots of fun for all the family.

The online event will take place from 11am to 11pm with some of the same DJs from last year as well as a few new ones.

The event is being held for the second year running in memory of Eugene Parbery of Wellingborough

The event is being held for the second year running in memory of Eugene Parbery of Wellingborough

Tom said: "All the money is going to Mind in memory of my cousin Eugene.

"We are hoping to raise more than last year.

"Last year went really well, it was quite an emotional day and we got a lot of views and raised over £1,200.

"Eugene's family were so happy that we could help people.

"In my eyes, if it just went towards stopping one person taking their own life then I have done my job.

"Every year we are hoping to build it bigger and better."

Tom is really looking forward to this year's event and hopes it will be well supported again.

Eugene, who worked as a courier driver at DPD in Raunds and lived in Wellingborough, loved his music and loved to rave so anyone who wants to support Tom's fundraiser inspired by Eugene can find out more about Feel Good Fest 2021 by clicking here.

You can also search for @feel_fest on Twitter or @feelgoodfest on Instagram.

To read more about Eugene and his family's desire to raise awareness of mental health, click here.