We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone involved in our inaugural auction and dinner on Friday 1st March. To all those that attended, bid, donated prizes, helped set up and performed without you all the night would not have been possible. The night was a great success with a lovely 3-course meal and a live auction with 8 items up for grabs in the room. This was followed by live music from Wednesdays Child, festival favorite M G Boulter and crowd pleaser The Dusty Peddlers before we rounded off the night with the first Big Folk Prize draw with over 30 amazing prizes on offer. The total raised online in the pre-event bidding and in the room was £8,171.81 which will help fill the deficit and secure the future of the festival.
A big thanks to Meades Florist By Christina for the beautiful table centerpieces, 10Hz and Up Lights Hire for the lighting, Alexander’s Table & Chair Hire Ltd and The Wedding Stores for use of their chair covers and The Park Inn Hotel for all their support!
To all the local businesses that provided prizes the auction and Big Prize Draw we are eternally grateful without these items the night would not have been such a great success.
We have lots of other great fundraising ideas to come so watch this space. If you would like to get involved with the charities fundraising activities or if you are a local business that would like more information on how you can support the charity then email firstname.lastname@example.org