Plum-derful news as Whittlesey festival raises £1,000 for local causes

Max (left) and Diane (right) of Plumtree Farm present a cheque for £500 to Jayne Bradshaw of Whittle

Max (left) and Diane (right) of Plumtree Farm present a cheque for £500 to Jayne Bradshaw of Whittlesey Young Persons Counselling Service. - Credit: Archant

A music festival that began its life as a small party has raised £1,000 for two local causes in Whittlesey.

Plumfest, created by the owners of Plum Tree Farm in Whittlesey, welcomed friends and musicians to the evening event on October 17, with music provided by Phil Bradshaw, Holly Orridge & the Boatmen and The Grumpy Old Men, and guest appearances by Max and Phil Quinn.

The money raised by the festival through donations, an auction and a raffle, was donated to two local causes last night at the Boat in Whittlesey.

Whittlesey Young Persons Counselling Service and Sudbury Court sheltered housing and retirement housing received cheques for £500 at the pub’s open mic event.

Plumfest organisers, Max and Diane, were thanked by representatives, and during his speech Max thanked local businesses that provided labour and material that enabled Plumfest to be staged and for food and refreshments on the day.

The festival organisers also confirmed that Plumfest is to return in 2016, with charities yet to be nominated.

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