Funder and Lightning music and firework fund raiser in Long Sutton for FACET charity college in March

Funder and Lighning event in the Fens raises money for FACET charity college.

Funder and Lighning event in the Fens raises money for FACET charity college. - Credit: Archant

Top Joint Motorcycles are hosting a second charity event to raise money for FACET charity college to buy a static caravan as an outdoor farm classroom.

The event, called Funder and Lightning, is on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September at Long Sutton Barns.

Annabel Ladd, said that money raised will go to the FACET farm project to create a safe environment for students to enjoy all year round.

“We have a smallholding in Tydd Gote, where we keep sheep, pigs and poultry on a very small scale,” she said.

“We were fortunate enough to meet the guys from FACET in March a while ago; they focus on abilities, not disabilities and they come to us to learn how to care for the animals.

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“Together we do worksheets on a range of farming subjects, which are either completed outside or in the polytunnel.

“This can make things very difficult as some people have issues that can be really affected by the cold and wet weather.

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“We are trying desperately to raise funds for a static caravan which can be used as a classroom and shelter.

“We have plans to use it in lots of ways, encouraging vegetable growing, cooking home produce, and related crafts.

“These guys seem to benefit so much from what we can do here, both socially, educationally and emotionally.

“Having a static caravan on site will enable us to open our doors on a much more frequent basis, regardless of the weather.”

There will be custom cars and bikes, a firework display, treats, cakes, curries as well as a disco and entertainment from rock chick Tori Lamour and her band on Friday night.

On Saturday afternoon there is a performance from local talent Amy Palmer followed by sets from rock band The Brink and Ned Kelly’s Ambush, with tunes from the late 60’s/early 70’s.

“We appreciate the massive support we have enjoyed from Duncan, Ruth and the gang from Long Sutton Barns who are again supplying the use of their premises free of charge and are going out of their way to make the weekend a success.”

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