Caroline Flack’s Friend Natalie Pinkham Says Flackstock Festival Will Serve As Final Shipment

Natalie Pinkham, a close friend of Caroline Flack, hopes the Flackstock festival will serve as a final goodbye to the star after she misses a memorial to her.

The star-studded event celebrates the late presenter’s life with ‘comedy, dance and music’ and will take place on Monday 25 July 2022 in the grounds of Englefield House, Pangbourne, Berkshire.

Former Love Island presenter Caroline committed suicide on February 15, 2020, at the age of 40.

Tribute to Caroline Flack’s close friend Natalie Pinkham hopes the Flackstock festival will serve as a final farewell to the star after she misses a memorial to her

The event was hosted by Natalie Pinkham, Leigh Francis and Dawn O’Porter after they mourned Caroline’s death during lockdown.

Natalie told the Sunday Mirror: ‘The shutdown happened right after she died. We had a funeral, but we had no real memorial.

“Her death is hard to come to terms with and we had to deal with it alone. It is a gathering of all her friends and family. I still find it difficult to talk about her in the past tense.

She added: “I really hope it’s something her mom can focus on, but the most important thing is that it’s raising money for mental health and it’s a fitting tribute to her.”

Tragedy: Former Love Island presenter Caroline took her own life on February 15, 2020, at age 40 (pictured at V Festival in 2009)

Tragedy: Former Love Island presenter Caroline took her own life on February 15, 2020, at age 40 (pictured at V Festival in 2009)

Flackstock: Star-studded event celebrates late presenter's life with 'comedy, dance and music'

Flackstock: The star-studded event celebrates the late presenter’s life with ‘comedy, dance and music’ and will take place on Monday 25 July 2022 in the grounds of Englefield House, Pangbourne, Berkshire

Natalie Imbruglia, Fleur East and Louise Redknapp have all signed up to perform at the event, along with comedians Noel Fielding, Joel Dommett and Paddy McGuinness.

Dermot O’Leary is also part of the lineup, along with Strictly Come Dancing stars Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec.

Natalie shared how she turned to a grief counselor after Caroline’s death, who she says ‘helped’ [her] very much’.

Funds raised with Flackstock will be split equally between the charities Choose Love, Mind, Samaritans and Charlie Waller Trust – four worthy stores that held a special place in Caroline’s heart.

Caroline’s mother Christine said of Flackstock: ‘My Caroline was never more herself or happier than at a music festival with her sister and her friends.

Vast: The star-studded event will take place on Monday 25th July 2022 in the grounds of Englefield House, Pangbourne, Berkshire, (pictured)

Vast: The star-studded event will take place on Monday 25th July 2022 in the grounds of Englefield House, Pangbourne, Berkshire, (pictured)

Celeb Juice star: Keith Lemon to perform at Flackstock in honor of Caroline

Celeb Juice star: Keith Lemon to perform at Flackstock in honor of Caroline

Throwback: Louise Redknapp will also be on stage at the star-studded July event

Throwback: Louise Redknapp will also be on stage at the star-studded July event

Flackstock is the great idea of ​​those who knew her best and the perfect way to remember her singing, dancing and most importantly laughing.

Not only is Flackstock the most positive way to honor Carrie, but the charities she loved will benefit from the proceeds.

“Many thanks to everyone involved for all their hard work – to Natalie for the crazy idea, Giles Cooper Entertainment and Englefield House who saved the day, Live Nation and to all the brilliant sponsors.

“My family is so proud that so many people who knew Carrie loved her so much.”

Long-term friends: presenter Dermot O'Leary will also be in front of an audience at the festival

Long-term friends: presenter Dermot O’Leary will also be in front of an audience at the festival

Star-studded: Dawn O'Porter is also on the festival's lineup

Star-studded: Dawn O’Porter is also on the festival’s lineup

Ian O’Reilly, Head of Community & Events Fundraising at Mind, said: “Every donation Mind receives through Flackstock enables us to be there for even more people when they need us.

This includes through services such as the Mind Infoline, Legal Line and our online adult peer support community, Side by Side.

‘With the money we can also continue to campaign to improve services and provide information and support.

“We are honored to be involved in this and we can’t wait for the festival to kick off.”

For confidential support, call the Samaritans at 116123 or visit a local Samaritans office. See www.samaritans.org for details.

Mother: Caroline's mother Christine said of Flackstock: 'Not only is Flackstock the most positive way to honor Carrie, but charities she loved will benefit from the proceeds'

Mother: Caroline’s mother Christine said of Flackstock: ‘Not only is Flackstock the most positive way to honor Carrie, but charities she loved will benefit from the proceeds’

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