18th Jan, 2020

Biggefest just keeps getting bigger with bumper sum for Macmillan

Correspondent 21st Nov, 2018

NOTHING was going to deter Sandra and Clive Fokes of Courtyard Music from organising yet another successful Biggefest.

Not even the closure of the festival venue just a few weeks before, stopped them from smashing last year’s £5,123 fundraiser.

Around 1,000 people descended on the New Tardebigge Pub in Redditch where a host of bands and artists took to the stage to perform live throughout the day, raising a fantastic £8,806 for Macmillan at the same time.

Their Worcestershire fundraising manager Sarah Diston said: “I’m over the moon for both Sandra and Clive because they work so hard to make sure Biggefest is the success that it is.

“Biggefest has now raised a grand total of £16,329 which is just amazing.

“A huge Macmillan thank you has to go to Sandra, Clive and all their friends and musicians for their continued support. I’d also like to thank everyone who supported Biggefest, we rely on donations and once again Biggefest lived up to its name.”

Clive added: “A huge thanks goes out to Marie Mole who had her head shaved on the day raising well over £1,200, Louise Swindlehurst @The Natural Canine, Gary Mason@Autoresq vehicle recovery & the food & kiosk people who donated a good percentage of their profits.”

Funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, the new Macmillan immuno therapy clinical nurse specialist in Worcestershire provides support and advice to any patients receiving immunotherapy treatment. These drugs, which work by helping the immune system recognise and attack cancer cells, have already revolutionised the treatment of some cancers.

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