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Knipfest raises a massive £12,000 for charities

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More than 1,000 people attended the fifth annual Knipfest event in Knipton on Saturday night.

Seven excellent bands entertained the crowd and more than £12,000 was raised, to be divided between Cancer Research, Dove Cottage day hospice in Stathern and St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire.

The event, held at Belvoir Cricket Club, is organised in memory of Julie Copley, who fought a brave battle against cancer.

Phil Noon, one of the organisers, said: “The weather was brilliant and we had another great selection of bands.”

The event suffered a big hit last year when a generator was stolen, making a dent in the funds raised to replace it.

** Photos: Joshua Noon

 

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