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PICTURES: Mini festival gets Bures rocking in aid of Ferriers Barn day centre


By Newsdesk Sudbury


BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures. Music organiser Claire Ashby with band members of Beer Valley Drifters Picture Mark Westley. (3321990)
BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures. Music organiser Claire Ashby with band members of Beer Valley Drifters Picture Mark Westley. (3321990)

Bures was rocking to the sound of music on Saturday afternoon.

Ferriers Barn day centre held its second annual mini-fest – a music festival and family fun day to raise money – at the weekend.

Around 300 people attended and helped to raise more than £3,000 for the centre, which specialises in arts, crafts and activities for people with disabilities.

BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures. No Names Picture Mark Westley. (3321992)
BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures. No Names Picture Mark Westley. (3321992)

Administrator Nikki Goodman said the team pulled out all the stops to put the mini-fest together, and to make it a success.

“It’s our main fundraiser for the year and we were so blessed with the weather,” she said.

BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures. Having fun Tobias Beard with Molly and Frank Turner. Picture Mark Westley. (3321999)
BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures. Having fun Tobias Beard with Molly and Frank Turner. Picture Mark Westley. (3321999)

“We have around 20 members who come to the centre on a regular basis, and a lot of them came along and had a whale of a time.

“Everyone worked so hard and we are so grateful to everyone for their help.”

BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures.un the childrens stalls Fiona Greenhill and Jackie Dixey helped Picture Mark Westley. (3321995)
BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures.un the childrens stalls Fiona Greenhill and Jackie Dixey helped Picture Mark Westley. (3321995)

Bands and singers included Gen Irving, Anna Bruce, Acoustic Monster, Beer Valley Drifters, Bijoux Toots and LaVendore Rogue.

Visitors enjoyed a barbecue and beer supplied by a nearby brewery.

BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures. Music Beer Valley Drifters Picture Mark Westley. (3321987)
BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures. Music Beer Valley Drifters Picture Mark Westley. (3321987)

Mrs Goodman said the event was given a helping hand from a farmer, who donated his field for parking.

“As it was so dry, he was a bit worried about the risk of fire, but it all worked out fine as it rained in the morning. It was perfect,” she added.

BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures. Anna Bruce young singer Picture Mark Westley. (3321997)
BURES: Mini-Fest.Ferriers Barn Mini-Fest - a music festival and family fun day to raise money for the Ferriers Barn day centre in Bures. Anna Bruce young singer Picture Mark Westley. (3321997)


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