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2015 Bourne Festival ‘one of the best ever’

By Alex Moore

Bourne Festival 2015. EMN-150906-141749001
Bourne Festival 2015. EMN-150906-141749001

Organisers hailed this year’s Bourne festival as “one of the best ever”.

More than 5,000 people visited the Wellhead on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to enjoy a drink in the sunshine.

Organised every year by Bourne and District Round Table, the event is a key part of the club’s fundraising.

Committee members Paul Higgins said: “It was brilliant. Absolutely fantastic.

“We sold pretty much every wristband and had to use some more left over from last year.

“We always set a target of £20,000 each year, based on selling everything and getting the high numbers.

“We’re still counting but we’re confident we have hit that target.”

Visitors over the weekend were treated to 80 different real ales and a range of ciders in the marquee, which also hosted live music.

There were funfair rides and circus acts for youngsters to enjoy and craft stalls for people to browse.

Paul said: “A lot of the craft stalls stayed later than usual as the weather was good. People brought blankets down, got a few beers and had their kids having fun.

“It was one of our best years.”

This year the Round Table decided to support Bourne2Play, which is raising funds to build a new playground on the Wellhead. The charity, made up of parents from the town, had a stall at the festival promoting its cause.

Lisa Copestake said: “The festival was a great success with £554.45 being raised for the play park.

“We received some really helpful feedback on the park designs from both children and their parents.

“Throughout the day Bourne Ladies Circle supported us and played a significant part in helping us to sell raffle tickets and make the day as successful as it was.

“We also collaborated with Face To Face and D&D Creative face painters across the weekend. They did an amazing job.

“We had some fantastic raffle prizes donated by local businesses: The Grange Spa, North Shoes, Groovy Foods, Jubilee Garage, Toft Hotel, Pollen Designs and Sweet Sensations.”

You can donate at www.bourne2play.co.uk.


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