Feast of Food raises Feast of Funds for Cancer Research
The crowds flocked to Marlborough College’s Norwood Hall yesterday (Sunday 23 October) for the Feast of Food, organised by the Marlborough Cancer Research Committee, which is expected to have raised over £12,000 for Cancer Research.
Over 60 stalls offering a wide variety of food, drink and gifts, a café, tombola and the Marlborough Apple Day marquee gave visitors plenty to see and taste!
Claire Wilson, the event organiser and member of the Marlborough Cancer Research Committee, told Marlborough News Online that Feast of Food aimed “to highlight local crafts and skills as well as support other charities, such as the Wiltshire Wildllife Trust and Wiltshire Beekeepers Association.”
Claire enjoys volunteering for Marlborough Cancer Research and says she “thought it was important to contribute to such an important charity, in particular as Cancer Research say they will beat cancer, not that they might. That’s very encouraging.”
Marlborough Cancer Research are grateful for the support of local sponsors and the many volunteers, without which the event could not take place.
In the Marlborough Apple Day marquee Richard Paget and his community apple pressing service, www.myapplejuice.co.uk distributed free apple juice samples and demonstrated the apple pressing process.
Richard started the community apple pressing service in Little Bedwyn seven years ago because he was “concerned about the apples that are growing around us and that are going to waste.” This year he aims to produce 70,000 bottles from 100 tons of apples that will no longer be wasted.
Feast of Food, the Spring Fair and the Dolls House Fair are all Cancer Research fund raising events organised by the Marlborough Cancer Research Committee. The committee comprises around twenty volunteers who, in the last 18 years, have raised £850,000 for Cancer Research. If you would like to join Marlborough Cancer Research Committee as a volunteer please contact them on www.marlboroughcancerresearch.org/contact-us.
As a volunteer you would be expected to attend around 6 meetings a year and assist with events. The next Marlborough Cancer Research fundraising event (proceeds to be shared with Prospect Hospice and Brighter Futures) will be ‘A Marlborough Christmas’ on Saturday December 17th, Norwood Hall, Marlborough College. This event will include over 40 gift stalls, festive food and drink, live music, choirs and Santa’s Grotto.