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Ferry Fest Felixstowe raises over £1,000 for local causes

PUBLISHED: 20:40 13 November 2018

From left:Tracey Ablitt, Hilary Richardson, Alison Miller, Wade Abblitt, Colin Lister (FFSC commodore), Robert Wright (president of FFSC), Laura Locke and Jayne Lindill Picture: FERRY FEST

From left:Tracey Ablitt, Hilary Richardson, Alison Miller, Wade Abblitt, Colin Lister (FFSC commodore), Robert Wright (president of FFSC), Laura Locke and Jayne Lindill Picture: FERRY FEST

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A four-day celebration of arts and community in the wonderful setting of Felixstowe Ferry has been hailed a huge success.

Alison and David Miller, Jason Alexander and Hilary Richardson with the pirate made entirely out of plastic at Ferry Fest  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNAlison and David Miller, Jason Alexander and Hilary Richardson with the pirate made entirely out of plastic at Ferry Fest Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

It enabled the organisers of Ferry Fest Felixstowe 2018 to donate more than £1,000 to local causes, money raised by the event held over the August bank holiday weekend.

The Ferry Fest team donated £1,000 to Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club Riverside Fund, to support youth sailing, £100 to the Parish of Old Felixstowe (St Nicholas Church) and £50 to Felixstowe Ferry Millennium Green Trust.

Colin Lister, commodore of Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club, thanked the festival team for their hard work in making the event happen. It had been a fantastic boost for the ferry community, he said, and provided a wonderful atmosphere throughout the whole weekend.

During the event Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club, St Nicholas Church and the Millennium Green hosted live music, art, craft, dance, photography, theatre, a ceilidh, beachcombing, a beer and cider festival, hog roasts, picnics, a pirate themed family day, competitions and a plastic pirate, Captain Fanplastic, made by pupils at Kingsfleet Primary School from non-recyclable items of rubbish to help highlight the issue of marine pollution and conservation.

Scarlett, Ava and Jackson Peers dressed up as pirates   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNScarlett, Ava and Jackson Peers dressed up as pirates Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Alfie Soanes with a big crab during the Ferry Fest crabbing Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNAlfie Soanes with a big crab during the Ferry Fest crabbing Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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