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Popular charity event attracts nearly 1,000 fundraisers
6:30pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
ORGANISERS have hailed the ten anniversary of an oyster festival as a huge success after nearly 1,000 people turned out in support.
The North-East Oyster Festival, at Hardwick Hall Hotel, in Sedgefield, took place today (Friday, September 20), raising money for Daisy Chain – a charity based in Norton, Stockton, that supports families affected by autism.
Prior to this year, the festival has raised more than £450,000 for chairty.
A spokeswoman for the North-East Oyster Festival, said: “It went really well. We don’t know how much has been raised yet because we have to add it all up.
“Everyone had a great time and in this economic climate I think the numbers (of people) we attract are really good.”
Highlights of this year's festival include Britain’s Got Talent comic pianist Kev Orkian, soul diva Diane Shaw, the Wildcats of Kilkenny and the Singing Irish Waiters.
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