Ramfest rolls in the pounds

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Generous supporters of the Southowram music festival Ramfest have raised thousands of pounds for charities.

Into its fifth year, the event at Southowram Cricket Club sees hundreds gather for entertainment and free music.

Sean Liquorish, one of the organisers, said the event was another huge success, raising £3,750 for the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust and Candlelighters.

“As a result of the fantastic generous nature of the hundreds of people who attended Ramfest this year we, as a club, were able to directly give each charity £1,500 as a direct donation.

“Add to this the £150 raised by Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust and £600 raised by Candlelighters on the day and we have raised nearly £4,000 in total from the event.

“This would not have been possible without the army of volunteers at Ramfest, the organisers of the event, the sponsors, the Audio Visual suppliers who give their time and equipment free and the bands who played for free each year to enable us to raise as much money as possible for great charities such as these.”

Helen Mervill, from Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, said: “On behalf of the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust team and the young cancer patients the charity supports, I would like to thank the Ramfest 2014 team for selecting to support the charity.

“Without this support, the ongoing charity work to improve treatments and care for young cancer patients would not be possible.”

Bethany Kaminski, from Candlelighters, added: “We are so grateful when organisations like Southowram Cricket Club fundraise for Candlelighters in order to help raise vital funds for the charity.

“The Candlelighters volunteers, who very kindly attended Ramfest on the day, had a great time and we can’t believe how much the event has raised.”