Helstonbury festival raises £13k for charity

A MUSIC festival founded to raise money for for a young lady and her electric wheel chair has raised almost £13,375 for charity.

Helstonbury festival was set up in 2001 by Paul Turton and his team of helpers to raise funds for the electric wheelchair, but now it raises money for many local groups and individuals.

This year’s 3-day event kicked off on July 21 with more than a thousand people turning out to enjoy a host of bands performing on five stages at the Blue Anchor inn.

“A massive thank you to everyone for coming and supporting the event and making it such a trouble free weekend, a great atmosphere and raising money for the local community,” said Mr Turton.

“It would not be possible without all the hard work of many people and in particular all the bands and artists for giving up their free time and performing for free.”

All images taken by Jake Riding. You can see more of his amazing work on his Facebook page or by visiting his website 

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