Colourful caravan heads to festival

REVELLERS at this year's Kesgrave Music Festival will be hard pushed not to spot the organisers' caravan designed by a school child.Pupils at Kesgrave High School and The Bell youth club were invited to enter a competition to design a caravan, which will be used as an advertising board as well as somewhere for the organisers to stay over the festival weekend on August 4.

REVELLERS at this year's Kesgrave Music Festival will be hard pushed not to spot the organisers' caravan designed by a school child.

Pupils at Kesgrave High School and The Bell youth club were invited to enter a competition to design a caravan, which will be used as an advertising board as well as somewhere for the organisers to stay over the festival weekend on August 4.

The music spectacular, taking place at the Kesgrave Community Centre from noon until 10.45pm, will see an extensive line-up across two outdoor stages and the introduction of a 'live lounge'.

It is being staged in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice and in memory of Kate Moyes, a popular Suffolk woman who died on August 6 2005 following a 15-month battle with cancer.

The winner of the competition was Joanna Turland, a 14-year-old Kesgrave High School pupil who was awarded with VIP festival passes for herself and her friends. Her design has been printed on the side of the caravan.

Debbie McCallum, event organiser and owner of The Bell, said: “We chose her design because it was the best and said everything about the festival that we wanted.

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“We would like to thank Joanna for her design. She is a star. We will make it a special day for both her and her friends.”

For more information about the festival call Debbie on 01473 622045 or to buy tickets, visit www.kesgravemusicfestival.com.

Have you got a story about how the hospice helped you and your family? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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