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.

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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