Music festival boosts local charities

Rebecca Butcher, festival committee member, handing over a cheque to Graham Appleton, Colchester Children's Services volunteer at Colchester Children's Ward. ANL-161019-145300001
Rebecca Butcher, festival committee member, handing over a cheque to Graham Appleton, Colchester Children's Services volunteer at Colchester Children's Ward. ANL-161019-145300001

Local charities have expressed their gratitude to Bures Music Festival after it raised more than £12,500.

The monies were recently handed out at a presentation ceremony. Among the many recipients were St Helena Hospice in Colchester and St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds, each receiving a cheque for £1,250.

Peter Harries, festival committee chairman, said: “It’s truly inspiring for everyone involved in the festival to hear how the funds we distribute affect the lives of so many people.”

Bures Music Festival 2017 will take place July 5-9.