Gallery: Music festival is a big hit

KESGRAVE: More than 3,000 people helped raise thousands of pounds for the St Elizabeth Hospice at the annual Kesgrave Music Festival.

Around 20 bands turned up to entertain the crowds, who enjoyed themselves at the town’s community centre.

Debbie McCallum, landlady of the Kesgrave Bell and one of the organisers of the festival, thanked everyone at Saturday’s event for their support.

She said: “There were more than 3,000 people. The day went very, very well indeed considering the weather forecast was not good. Everyone just got on with it.

“We had one hour of rain, but everyone had prepared themselves for the possibility of bad weather with umbrellas. One person said to me that once you are wet for five minutes it doesn’t matter.

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“The day is about families, and children on dads’ shoulders listening to the music their fathers’ listened to years ago.

“Considering the cost of everything goes up and up, although many people donate things for free, there are still lots of other things we have to pay for. But this year we will still be giving �10,000 to charity.

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“I would like to thank everybody who helped to make the day possible – including all the committee members who devote a huge amount of time each year – as well as everyone who turned up.”

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