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Sights set high for festival profits
Organisers of a community festival have set themselves a gargantuan target for their annual event.
With more than 100 stalls and an abundance of attractions, the Palmers Green Community Festival at Broomfield Park on Sunday, September 1, is aiming to raise big money in aid of the local economy.
Karl Brown, treasurer of the free event, said: “Realistically I can see the £50,000 target being comfortably exceeded. We’ve already moving towards double figures as part of the preparation activity and with a week’s worth of events in Palmers Green Town Centre before the big festival day itself who knows? Maybe it’s a significant underestimate.”
The festival will begin at 12pm and attendees will be able to enjoy live music, witness dog trials, and dance with UK dance champions all free of charge.
Chairman Phillip Chard said: “People think we’re crazy doing all this work for free and of course we probably are but when you see thousands enjoying themselves, businesses and third sector organisations benefitting as well as specific fund raising events on the day for charities such as the Alzheimer’s Society benefiting from a 20-team mixed netball tournament and cancer being battled with an Olympic torch I can sleep easy.”
The UK’s largest climbing wall and a fun fair will be pay-for attractions with all proceeds from the three refreshment stalls going to the improvement opportunity fund which will be available for local projects.
Throughout the week leading up to the festival, Palmers Green town centre will be filled with attractions ranging from guided walks by an English Heritage guide to a blues concert.
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