Music festival to be held again

A MONEY-spinning charity music festival held last summer in memory of a popular Kesgrave woman will be staged again this year, it was announced today. The inaugural Kesgrave Music Festival was held on August 5 in memory of Kate Moyes, who died a year earlier following a 15-month battle with cancer.

A MONEY-spinning charity music festival held last summer in memory of a popular Kesgrave woman will be staged again this year, it was announced today.

The inaugural Kesgrave Music Festival was held on August 5 in memory of Kate Moyes, who died a year earlier following a 15-month battle with cancer.

Her family and friends organised the all-day musical spectacular in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice where Mrs Moyes spent the final six weeks of her life.

More than 2,500 people turned out for the festival, held on the community centre playing fields, raising £12,500. The cash was used to buy vital music therapy equipment for the hospice.

Such was the success of the day that thoughts have now turned to the 2007 festival, which will take place on Saturday, August 4.

Event organiser Hilary Sullivan said it was hoped this year's event would raise even more money for the hospice.

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“We would love to beat the total we raised last year, but we would be more than happy with the same amount again,” she said.

“At the moment, we are looking for sponsorship and donations, and we are also looking for bands to take part.”

The festival format will be the same as last year, with two stages playing host to nearly 11 hours of music. There will also be family entertainment, while the community centre will be turned into a Radio One-style live lounge for acoustic sets.

Tickets will be on sale soon.

If you would like to provide sponsorship or apply to play on the day, visit www.kesgravemusicfestival.com

Has 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

Weblink: www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk

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