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.”

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