Pub supports cancer charity

AN outdoor music festival in aid of a specialist cancer charity is aiming to be bigger than ever when it takes place later this month.

Stablefest III at the White Horse pub in Sudbury has been organised in aid of the Eden-Rose Coppice. It will take place on August 27.

The coppice turns run-down or unwanted woodland into conservation areas, which can be used by cancer patients and their families to escape the stresses of critical illness.

It is hoped that funds raised from the festival will be put towards a pavilion in the charity’s nature reserve, opposite the Granary in Sudbury.

Edd Keogh, manager at the White Horse, said: “We are all about promoting new local music and it feels great to create events like Stablefest which give new bands somewhere to play and raise money for such a worthy cause like the Eden Rose Coppice.

“Last year’s Stablefest was bigger than the first so we’re hoping for something even bigger this year.”

Eight local bands, including The Crimson Dixies, LemonParty and Violet Bones will take to the stage, along with five acoustic artists and a few surprises on the day.

Entry to the event is free, although visitors will be asked to make a donation.

People of all ages are welcome to attend, with the festival kicking off at 12pm.