Additude festival in Martlesham raises more than £4,000 for Childline and NSPCC despite gloomy weather

The ninth annual Additude festival raised more than �4,000 for ChildLine and the NSPCC at Adastral P

The ninth annual Additude festival raised more than �4,000 for ChildLine and the NSPCC at Adastral Park over the weekend - Credit: Archant

Singing in the rain was a past time which certainly had to be embraced at Adastral Park’s seventh annual music festival Additude at the weekend, as the heavens opened for much of the day.

Despite the gloomy weather, the event has been hailed a success with more than 3,000 people through the gates helping to raise more than £4,300 for the NSPCC and ChildLine.

Among the entertainment was live music - including by 70s New York disco tribute band Earth Wind for Hire - a funfair, fire engine rides and a number of family activities.

Kevin Woollard, BT’s director for research engagement and operations at Adastral Park, said: “It was another fantastic evening of fun and family entertainment, enjoyed by everyone who braved the rain.

“It was wonderful to see so many people having a great time on the park, whilst raising money for such a worthy cause.”

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NSPCC’s Alexandra Murray said: “It was fantastic to see BT’s Additude music festival first hand this year and witness the great amount of effort put in to the event, both by the organisers and the staff that attended, who managed to keep their spirits up despite the wet weather! This year marks the 30th anniversary of the BT and ChildLine partnership in which ChildLine has helped 4 million children so far, and we will continue to do so for the next 30 years.

“It is with events like Additude that we are able to be there for the children that need us most and on behalf of everyone here at the NSPCC we are truly grateful for BT’s support.”

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