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Music festival for Megan Fox from Leybourne who died of a brain tumour

By William Janes

A music festival in honour of a teenage girl who tragically died of a brain tumour is back again for the fifth year.

Megan Fox, from Leybourne, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, at just 16.

Shortly after her 17th birthday she was admitted to Kings College Hospital in London for the last of three operations to remove the tumour but within 24 hours lost her battle with the disease - tragically passing away on her mum's birthday.

Megan died of a brain tumour aged just 17
Megan died of a brain tumour aged just 17

Hundreds came out to pay their respect and share their memories at a funeral for the teenager, known fondly as "Meggie Moo".

In her memory, her sister's boyfriend Chris Nottingham has been organising house music events which have raised almost £5,000 over the years.

The first year the concert was called MegFest but has appeared at The Source in Rose Yard, Maidstone under the name Dance for Meg too.

"I started it up as my input into keeping her memory alive," he said.

"I knew I could organise the event and could do it passionately."

This year several DJs are on the line-up including Chris himself.

Parents Lucy and Chris and Megan's sister Jess with DJ Chris Nottingham at a previous festival
Parents Lucy and Chris and Megan's sister Jess with DJ Chris Nottingham at a previous festival

All proceeds have to Megan's Wish List, a charity set up by her family to help children like by providing financial assistance, advice, and support to Tonbridge and Malling, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone to hose with disabilities or life-shortening illnesses.

Meg's mum Lucy is particularly proud to have supported Beads of Courage, a programme for youngsters who can mark milestones in their treatment by adding special symbolic beads to a piece of string which can be worn as a necklace or bracelet.

Through Meg's Wishlist she donated £1,000 for Tunbridge Wells Hospital to start the scheme.

A location has not yet been confirmed for MegFest but will be in the West Malling area.

The event will kick-off at 2pm on Saturday, August 31 and run until 10.30pm.

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