Organisers celebrate success of first festival

Organisers of the first ever Trawden Beer and Music Festival celebrated their success, as they presented their chosen beneficiaries with generous cheques at a special presentation evening.

The Rotary Club of Colne Noyna, along with guests held an event at the Trawden Arms to honour and thank all who were involved with the running of the festival.

“The main purpose of the evening was to acknowledge and give everyone a huge pat on the back for their time, commitment and efforts throughout the festival,” said Glenn Dunleavey, managing director at Innova Solutions and member of Colne Noyna.

“We raised a fantastic £2,000 for each charity; a huge achievement and something we are extremely proud of. There are exciting plans for the festival next year and we can’t wait to start planning!”

The festival aimed to provide a fun and upbeat weekend for the community, but also to raise money for Pendleside Hospice, Rosemere Cancer Foundation and The Trawden Forest Community Centre.

Various local bands performed, such as Vicky and the Big Combo and Tom Scothern, and there were numerous real ales on offer for attendees.

President Michael O’Connor of The Rotary Club of Colne Noyna presented Rosemere with a cheque at its annual dinner last month and this week it was Pendleside Hospice’s turn to receive their generous donation. “We are absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of money organisers have raised. The festival was a really well organised, fun and positive event for the area and we’re honoured that they selected our charity; a huge well done to everyone, we can’t wait for next year!” said Brian Hough of Pendleside Hospice.