Hitchin family festival Diddy Rascals raises more than £7,000 for charity

PUBLISHED: 11:51 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:54 21 July 2017

Diddy Rascals family festival in Hitchin has been a huge hit. Picture: Jenner Mackay-James

Diddy Rascals family festival in Hitchin has been a huge hit. Picture: Jenner Mackay-James

Archant

A family festival in Hitchin has raised money for charity while also bringing fun for all to the town.

Diddy Rascals held their first family festival in the grounds of Hitchin Priory last weekend – with more than 1,000 people in attendance – raising £7,000 for the Humanitas Charity.

The money raised from the event will go towards the charity’s foster care programme for children in Romania and supporting a school in Ghana.

Event organiser Genevieve Jones-Hernandez spoke of her delight at the success of the festival and the amount raised.

“The day was a huge success and we raised £7,000 for Humanitas which is brilliant,” said Genevieve.

“We are thrilled that so many Hitchin families came to enjoy the Diddy Rascals experience.”

Festival-goers were entertained by live music and a magical fairy garden, among other attractions, with food provided by Hitchin chef Martin Burke.

Genevieve was also keen to thank the festival volunteers and made a promise about next year’s event.

She said: “We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful volunteers who worked tirelessly before and on the day. I would like to say a huge thank you to them for all of their efforts.

“Next year’s festival will be bigger and better!”

More news stories

46 minutes ago

Police teams including a helicopter and the dog unit were out in force in Letchworth yesterday afternoon after a reported sighting of a wanted man.

A bridal shop in Stevenage is set to feature on E4’s Don’t Tell the Bride tonight, when staff help a stressed groom pick the perfect dress for his fiancée.

Commuter routes into Stevenage are being affected by a collision on the A602 this morning.

06:57

A 30-year-old thief from Letchworth who racially abused one police officer and spat at a second, claiming to have HIV, has been jailed.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter