Help­ing to sweeten Wood­burn fes­ti­val

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

IN it sixth year, the Wood­burn River­side Fes­ti­val has once again se­cured sup­port from the lo­cal sugar in­dus­try.

The iconic fam­ily fun day, or­gan­ised by vol­un­teers from the lo­cal Wood­burn com­mu­nity, has been de­scribed as “an event run by the peo­ple for the peo­ple,” by event or­gan­iser Pam Belling­ham.

Sun­shine Sugar has been a spon­sor of the Fes­ti­val since its in­cep­tion back in 2011.

This year the lo­cal sugar mill will be the ma­jor spon­sor for the clas­sic Raft Race as well as the highly com­pet­i­tive Biathlon.

The spon­sor­ship means the event com­mit­tee can of­fer higher val­ued prizes for the com­peti­tors this year, which is hoped to gen­er­ate more in­ter­est from lo­cal water en­thu­si­asts and ath­letes.

Mrs Belling­ham and the Pres­i­dent of the Wood­burn Event Team, Glenn Craw­ford pre­sented Broad­wa­ter Sugar Mill Man­ager, David Wood with a Gold Spon­sor Cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion last week.

Mr Wood said lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties are re­ally im­por­tant to his busi­ness.

“In recog­ni­tion of this, we try to sup­port com­mu­nity groups and events such as the Wood­burn River­side Fes­ti­val, which are run for the ben­e­fit and en­joy­ment of the com­mu­nity.”

The fes­ti­val will be held on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 14.

PHOTO: VIVIEN MILLER

SWEET: Sun­shine Sugar re­ceived a Gold Spon­sor Cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion from Wood­burn River­side Fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers for spon­sor­ing the event again this year. From left Pam Belling­ham, David Wood and Glenn Craw­ford.

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