High hopes for record donation from LeeStock after successful festival

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The Leestock festival 2016 ANL-160531-140323001
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The organisers of the LeeStock music festival are hoping to make their biggest ever donation to the Willow Foundation after the event’s record attendance.

After the festival, which took place on Saturday and Sunday, Pete Keogh, one of the event organisers, said: “The festival was a huge success beyond anything we have had before.

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The Leestock festival 2016 ANL-160531-140254001

“Attendances were 50 per cent higher than our previous record, with over 2,500 people passing through the site on Saturday.

“The weather was obviously very kind which helped create an amazing atmosphere.”

“The Feeling certainly lived up to their headliner billing with the lead singer Dan Gillespie Sells going into the crowd to play his guitar during a medley of their favourite songs.

“One of the highlights of the weekend was Lemon Party on the Sunday who performed their last ever gig - it turned into something of a party in itself.”

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The Leestock festival 2016 ANL-160531-140214001

The event is held in memory of Lee Dunford who died from Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006.

It supports the Willow Foundation, a charity which gave Lee a special day out at a record studio before his death.

Mr Keogh added: “We were overwhelmed by the hard work of all of the volunteers and the generosity of everyone who was there, it was a special atmosphere and we are hoping to make our biggest ever donation to the Willow Foundation.”

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The Leestock festival 2016 ANL-160531-140309001

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge was one of the visitors enjoying LeeStock 2016 ANL-160531-152846001

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge was one of the visitors enjoying LeeStock 2016 ANL-160531-152846001