Festival to aid charity

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A MUSIC festival supporting a respite cancer charity will take place this weekend.

Stablefest III, an outdoor event held at the White Horse Pub in Sudbury, is aiming to raise funds for the Eden-Rose Coppice on Saturday.

The charity turns unwanted or run-down woodland into conservation areas which can be used as a haven for cancer patients and their families.

Money raised from the event will be put towards a pavilion in the coppice’s nature reserve opposite The Granary in Sudbury.

Edd Keogh, manager at the White Horse, said: “Stablefest gives new bands somewhere to play and raises money for worthy causes like the Eden-Rose Coppice.

“We are now in our third year and hope this will be our biggest festival yet.”

Among the eight bands performing at the festival will be Lemon Party and Violet Bones, while there will also be five acoustic bands appearing.

Entry to the festival, which starts at midday, is free, although people will be asked to make a donation to the charity.