Music festival raises thousands for hospice

ANOTHER year, another huge success for the organisers of the Kesgrave Music Festival, who are today celebrating raising more than �10,000.

In its fifth year the event, held in memory of Kate Moyes, who lost her battle with cancer in August 2005, has raised a staggering �10,000 for the St Elizabeth Hospice.

And another �500 has been donated to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice Treehouse Appeal, to help the building of a new children’s hospice in Ipswich.

Kate passed away at the hospice in Foxhall Road, where she was cared for, for six weeks, after a 15-month battle with the disease.

This year’s event was held on Saturday, August 7, and around 3,000 braved the rain to enjoy the top local line-up.

Organiser Debbie McCallum, landlady of The Bell, in Kesgrave, said a “big thank you” to all who came along to support on the day and all those involved in organising the day.

She said: “It is great, despite the financial problems facing everyone, people are still so keen to get out and support a worthy cause, a big thank you to everyone.

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“We are delighted to be handing over another �10,000 to the hospice, they do such a wonderful job.”

The organisers said they are already planning for next year’s event.