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Charities raise toast to pub fundraisers

Andy Ginman (middle) main sponsor presents Jason Lindssey of Cancer Research and Diana Levantine of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust with Julie Longman of the St Wilfrids Hospice ( right) also benefiting from the fundraising event PPP-140721-220634006

Andy Ginman (middle) main sponsor presents Jason Lindssey of Cancer Research and Diana Levantine of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust with Julie Longman of the St Wilfrids Hospice ( right) also benefiting from the fundraising event PPP-140721-220634006

THREE charities have benefited from a festival in a Fishbourne pub, after £3,900 was raised.

The Woolpack in Fishbourne runs its annual festival Woolstock, which generated £1,300 each for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Cancer Research and the Sussex Snowdrop Trust.

The festival, on Saturday, July 5, was a real hit with customers who enjoyed live music at the pub all day long.

“It really took off this year, it was fantastic,” said Woolstock committee member Nikki Tildesley.

“This is about the seventh year this has been going. It is only the second year of this scale.

“We had 250 people through the door, which was amazing.

“We raised £3,900 in total, that was better than last year.

“It has always been small until last year when we decided to go for it.”

She said although it was always a fundraiser for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, the success of the festival allowed them to branch
out and help other charities.

“This year we have decided we would help the hospice and we wanted to support a cancer charity and a children’s charity,” she said.

The two other charities were Cancer Research and the Sussex Snowdrop Trust.

The Sussex Snowdrop Trust’s co-founder, Diana Levantine, said: “I was absolutely amazed to be presented with a donation cheque for £1,300 and 
am so grateful to everyone that was involved in the music festival at The Woolpack inn.

“It will make a huge difference to the Snowdrop families who are caring for a local child with a life-threatening illness.

“The event was brilliantly organised and enjoyed by the hundreds of people that attended throughout the day.”

Julie Longman from St Wilfrid’s Hospice, said: “We were delighted that the committee chose St Wilfrid’s Hospice once again as one of the charities to benefit from Woolstock, and would like to thank everyone involved for their dedication and support.

“It is a brilliant event that just keeps getting better and better every year.”

 

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