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Sedgefield oyster festival raises £17,000 for autism charity
FESTIVAL revellers raised more than £17,000 while celebrating the tenth anniversary of one of the region’s most popular events.
The annual Oyster Festival, at Hardwick Park in Sedgefield, County Durham, raised funds for Daisy Chain, a charity based in Norton, near Stockton, which supports children and families affected by autism.
John Adamson, Managing Director of Ramside Estates, and organiser of the event, said; “The demand for this year’s Oyster Festival was incredible with close to 1,000 people coming along to celebrate our tenth anniversary.
“We’re thrilled to have raised much-needed funds for Daisy Chain and hope that this will help support them in the fantastic work they do in the north east.”
Since its launch in 2004, the festival has raised nearly £470,000 for local charities.
Matt Simpson, chief executive of Daisy Chain, said: “We really appreciate John’s support and it’s an honour to have been chosen as the benefitting charity of such a special anniversary event.
“To have raised over £17,000 is fantastic and will certainly help us to continue our work with families in the North-East.”
Festival guests were entertained throughout the day with sensational performances from Britain’s Got Talent comic pianist Kev Orkian, soul diva Diane Shaw, Wildcats of Kilkenny and The Singing Irish Waiters.
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