A KERSEY woman is organising a festival to raise money for stricken farmers half way around the world.
Beccy Smith, 31, is the driving force behind a mini-music festival which hopes to raise funds and awareness for the little known La Isla Foundation.
The South American charity works to identify the causes of chronic kidney disease – an illness which affects thousands of agricultural workers in Nicaragua.
Beccy found out about the charity as she researched a trip and has put together a line up of bands to play at the The White Horse in Edwardstone on September 11.
“I’m looking to do some volunteering when I go travelling next year and just stumbled across this charity,” she said.
“I made a donation and, quite spontaneously, came up with the idea of a festival.”
Beccy, who is in a band called The Jim Jims, and will be performing at the event, added: “I am really looking forward to it.”
Other bands performing at the festival, which will run from midday until 6pm, include Beatpusher, Spacecake and Route 66.
Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for under 16s.