Hitting all the right notes

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THE third annual Ramfest music festival has been hailed a huge success.

More than 650 people attended the event at Southowram Cricket Club to listen to the range of music on offer.

Performing was acoustic duo Chris McParland and Lucy Littley, Fogfield, Mike Raffone and The Bluetones. There was While the Cats Away, My Brother Jake and Circus Circus. The day was ended with Halifax band The McCarrons.

Sean Liquorish, one of the organisers, said it went well. “The day remained dry for most of the afternoon. Although we are down on our figures compared to last year. But this is mainly down to the weather.

“It was a great day given the weather conditions. It was very successful and everyone there really enjoyed it. We had some of the representatives from the two charities we are supporting which are Homestart Calderdale and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. They all thought it was a good event.

“We cannot give a figure for the exact amount raised for each charity but in previous years charities have received at least £500 each in donations.”

Throughout the day there was a barbecue, a bar, a variety of stalls and a fairground. There was even an electrical land rover for the children.

Sean added: “All the food was supplied by Ingfield Farm Shop and the bread was donated by Asda. We had lots of support from the community and all the local shops sponsored an advert in the programme.

“We had people travelling from Dewsbury, Halifax and the Calder Valley to attend so we are even starting to get support from further afield which is fantastic.”