Local charities have expressed their gratitude to this year’s Bures Music Festival at our recent presentation evening at The Eight Bells, Bures. We raised more than £15,000 for charities, and were delighted to distribute all the profits to worthy causes.

This year we enjoyed record attendance across its events, including sell-out crowds on both Saturday and Sunday. It meant we were able to hand out cheques to many worthy causes. Among the recipients was Ferriers Barn day centre which cares for people with disabilities. On accepting a cheque for £1,341, representative Nicola Goodman said: “Ferriers Barn would like to thank the Bures Music Festival for the wonderful donation we received. This year we can replace essential kitchen equipment and buy new garden furniture so members can sit outside. Without the festival’s help it would be difficult to make this happen.”

Colchester Hospital Children’s Service Fund accepted a cheque for £1,266. And St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds and St Helena Hospice in Colchester each received £975. The festival also awarded £1,948 to Bures United Football Club, and £1,461 to Noah’s Ark Nursery Group.

Other recipients included Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Sudbury Newstalk, Bures Baptist Church, Bures CEVC Primary School, Bures Cricket Club, Bures Community Centre, St Mary’s Church, the Bures sports ground and Bures Tennis Club.

Speaking at the presentation, Peter Harries our committee chairman said: “These amazing organisations and the work they do are the reasons we all give our time freely to organise the festival. We are all now busy organising the 2020 festival and hope to deliver an event that’s as successful as 2019.”

Plans for the next Bures Music Festival, which will take place from 8th to 12th July, 2020, are underway, with some amazing acts already announced. For more information, updates or early-bird tickets, or if you’re interested in sponsoring next year’s event, see relevant pages on our website.


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