Big Bear has great prizes

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A FESTIVAL, has announced some chart-topping raffle prizes.

Big Bear Fest, organised in memory of 24-year-old Sam Bearman from Sudbury, who died of meningitis in January, is offering prizes including guitars signed by Coldplay and Whitesnake’s Bernie Marsden, signed memorabilia from The Prodigy and £1,000 worth of diamonds.

Raffle tickets cost £1 from and anyone who buys a ticket for the festival in July will be automatically entered into the draw.

For more information and tickets for the festival, held on Saturday, September 3, in Towerlands Park, Braintree, visit