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Matlock, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, 2007/03/23 - A major UK folk festival has raised over £1200 for the country's leading children's charity, benefitting services that work with over 20,000 local children and teenagers through the NCH West Midlands Every Child Matters Appeal.
This year’s Sutton Coldfield Folk Festival, held from 15-18 February, was a fundraising success for children’s charity NCH – with over £1200 raised for its local work with vulnerable and excluded children and teenagers.
The money boosts NCH’s West Midlands Every Child Matters Appeal, which is focusing on issues including poverty, disability and abuse, and aims to raise £300,000 for NCH’s local services. These services include Sutton’s Tudor Close, a centre that provides support for children with disabilities.
Over 50 acts performed music, singing, dancing and drama at the annual event, held in Sutton’s town centre. A sponsored walk was also held in Sutton park.
Elinor Martin, NCH Regional Fundraising Officer, said: “Organiser Bob Lines, the artists and the audience all deserve a big thank you. Over the past five years the Sutton Folk Festival has now raised over £10,000 for our work. Nationally NCH works with more children and teenagers than any other charity, and support like this makes a tremendous difference to what we can achieve.”
To support NCH or to donate, please call 0121 321 5180 or write to ‘Every Child Matters Appeal’, NCH, 8 Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B72 1TJ. Please make cheques payable to NCH.
Notes to editors
1. NCH is one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, working in partnership to run nearly 500 services for more than 160,000 of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families.
2. NCH was previously known as National Children's Home. It re-branded in 2002 to become NCH, the children's charity.