Theft fails to stop Knipfest charity donations

Pictured, from left, back, are - organisers John Copley, Phil Britten, Lynn Copley of St Barnabas, Johnnie Watchorn, Debbie Fitzgerald of Cancer Research, Peter James of Belvoir Cricket Club and Richard Hart; front -  Ryan Benbow, Ian Rayson and Phil Noon.
Pictured, from left, back, are - organisers John Copley, Phil Britten, Lynn Copley of St Barnabas, Johnnie Watchorn, Debbie Fitzgerald of Cancer Research, Peter James of Belvoir Cricket Club and Richard Hart; front - Ryan Benbow, Ian Rayson and Phil Noon.

Donations have been made to charitable causes by Knipfest organisers despite the theft of a generator which threatened to cancel out every penny.

An unsuccessful appeal for the return of the generator forced organisers of June’s music festival to spend £4,500 on buying a new one. The piece of equipment was taken after the charity event, held at Belvoir Cricket Club.

The group of friends who put on Knipfest gave £1,700 each to St Barnabas Hospice and Cancer Research UK, £600 to Belvoir Cricket Club, £200 to Grantham scouts and £200 to Gravity FM.