Another successful year for the Westbury Park Festival

July 04 2016

This year’s Westbury Park Festival was once again a great success and raised a magnificent £1,683 for charity throughout the two weeks last month.

This year’s Westbury Park Festival was once again a great success and raised a magnificent £1,683 for charity throughout the two weeks last month.

The wide-ranging programme of entertainment including talks by authors, a quiz night, local history and Open Gardens was put together by festival organiser, Helen Godwin.

“I really feel those donations are a great reflection of how beautifully our community works when we all come together and I am extremely proud to be part of it,” she said.

“We are making a small donation to the church but we are able to give £500 to each of our chosen charities, Headway, Samara's Aid and the School Council's chosen charity, Young Carers UK.”

Fifteen gardens opened on June 12 on a surprisingly sunny and rainfree afternoon. Visitors were able to tour the circuit around the streets of Westbury Park and Redland and stop for afternoon tea in aid of Solar Aid and Avon Riding Centre.

A total of £460 was raised, some of which was donated to the festival and rest to the named charities.