StarFest shines again
StarFest organisers Toni Thompson, Charlene Neviani, Carol Yalden and Judy Lockwood Nearly £1,500 was raised at the annual StarFest on Saturday as bands entertained guests for the day.
Events at The Star Inn, East Hill, Ashford, included a full line-up of live music from community-based talent.
Rosie Horne, Flawless Carbon and Stella and the Loft were among those who played.
Clive Hallett, a pub regular and charity day helper, said: “All our stalls survived the periods of rain throughout the afternoon and were tended by a resilient group of ladies who stuck it out and would not be deterred by the downpours.
“We’d like to thank the many local shops, restaurants and businesses who continue to support this event year after year with more than 40 raffle prize donations, plus Star Inn locals Ty and Connor who donated a wheelbarrow filled with bottles of beer and spirits.
“Thanks also to Simon Yates who funded this year’s tombola and lucky dip prizes and name the teddy bear.”
Charlene Neviani, landlord Paul Dixon’s daughter at The Star worked tirelessly managing the bash.
The money is set to be split between Sands, the still-birth and neonatal death charity and the Cathedral chemotherapy unit at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
Joe Green does his session