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Charities benefit thanks to Alresford Music Festival
11:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Winchester
TWO charities have benefitted to the tune of £10,000 from the success of Alresford Music Festival.
Alresford Youth Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) have each received a cheque for £5,000.
Tim Miller, one of the festival organisers, said: “The festival has great support from the local business community and from music fans, and we are already looking forward to next year’s event and raising even more money for charity.’’
Winchester Mayor Ernie Jeffs and Tim Considine from festival sponsor Salad Seminars presented a £5,000 cheque to the JDRF and Matt Clarke from sponsor First Option Software and Lisa Griffiths, chair of the New Alresford Town Council were on hand to present a £5,000 cheque to John Hickey, chairman of the AYA.
Cllr Jeffs, who represents The Alresfords ward, paid tribute to the festival.
“This enterprise was started by local residents and backed by local businesses and entrepreneurs and shows just what can be achieved by people pooling their talents to make something exceptional happen.”
Mr Hickey said he was delighted with the donation to the AYA.
“When a local event, supported by local businesses can donate a lot of money for a local charity it's the perfect example of how like-minded, determined people can make good things happen.’’
The 2014 event is due to be held on June 7 at Arlebury Park.
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