Hard-working Lions raise £2,700 at Witney Music Festival's first outdoor show

Witney Gazette: Members of the Lions' pig roast team, from left, Diane Hicks, Peter Lovell, Jill Attewell, John Dickinson, Sue Lovell and Colin Young Members of the Lions' pig roast team, from left, Diane Hicks, Peter Lovell, Jill Attewell, John Dickinson, Sue Lovell and Colin Young

THE hard work Witney Lions Club members put into helping to stage Witney Music Festival’s first-ever outdoor concert paid off.

The club – charity partner of the festival – raised £2,700, which will go to good causes in the town.

The Lions agreed to help stage the festival’s showpiece opening event, the open-air concert at The Leys, on April 27 – setting up and then packing away marquees, a generator, lighting equipment and safety fences.

Members also served as stewards on the day and ran a pig roast and bar for the 2,500 people who attended the 10-hour-long event.

More than 60 club members and friends helped over three days.

A spokesman for the festival organisers said: “The Lions were fantastic. Everything was well organised, they worked as a team and there was no way the event could have been staged without them.”

They presented the club with a plaque, thanking them for their hard work, and a bottle of Champagne to be raffled for charity at their charter dinner.

Lions Club spokesman Rod Attewell said: “The event was very well attended. Very positive feedback has been received from local residents, with many suggestions for making it an annual event.”

  • For more information about Witney Lions Club and its work in the community, see witneylions.org.uk or call 08432 898857.

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