Framlingham Sausagefest donates £1,500 to local causes

Framlingham's fourth annual Sausage Fest in October. L-R Sue Eyles , Max the dog, Elizabeth Aspen an

Framlingham's fourth annual Sausage Fest in October. L-R Sue Eyles , Max the dog, Elizabeth Aspen and Peter Eyles. - Credit: Archant

The organisers of a popular annual food festival in east Suffolk have announced a profit for the first time in the event’s history – and used the surplus to support three local causes.

The fourth Framlingham Sausagefest, which saw thousands of food fans take a sausage sampling trail around the town in October, has been hailed as the most successful event yet after raising around £2,000.

The Framlingham Business Association (FBA), which organised the event, has allocated £1,500 from the profits to be split between the Framlingham Area Youth Partnership (FAYAP), Framlingham Sports Club, and Castle Radio.

FAYAP’s Spadge Hopkins thanked the FBA for the donation, which he said would be used to support the group’s regular after school sessions and maintenance of its youth centre.

“It’s fantastic,” he said “We put a lot of effort into helping with Sausagefest and this donation is really welcome.”

Christopher Hudson, a councillor for Framlingham who is involved with Castle Radio, said: “We are absolutely delighted by the generous donation that we’ve received and which will go a long way towards the cost of an FM licence,” he said.

And Framlingham Sports Club president James Cantrell said it was “wonderful” to be offered a share of the money, which will help its bid for a new artificial pitch.

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“We always try to do our bit for the town so to receive this in return is great,” he said.

Jenny Stockman, the FBA’s outgoing chairman, said it was fantastic to see the event grow and particularly pleasing for some of its profit to be reinvested in local projects.

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