StarFest shines again

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

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.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4398534

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4398532

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