Rob’s Festival at Beaumont School St Albans

Kieran Cassidy and Ollie Cassidy get ready to sumo wrestle

Kieran Cassidy and Ollie Cassidy get ready to sumo wrestle

Archant

Hundreds gathered for the fifth year in a row to join in the festival fun at a local school, which organises an annual event in memory of a former pupil.

Rob’s Festival, which brings music and sport together for the day, drew crowds of 750 people to Beaumont School in St Albans last Saturday.

The festival first began in 2010 and is organised in memory of Rob Williams, a former Beaumont pupil who was killed while on a skiing holiday in 2009.

This year marked the fifth festival and raised an impressive £5,000 for charity.

Sales and marketing manager of the festival, Lorna Colwill, said: “The legacy of Rob’s Festival is a true credit to the school and the pupils who make it.”

The rain showers didn’t dampen spirits, with spectators enjoying an afternoon of football tournaments and continuing the fun dancing the evening away to local bands.

Sumo wrestling, a bouncy castle, face painting and tie-dyeing added to the entertainment of the day, whichran from midday to 8pm.

Local businesses also got involved, with the Pudding Shop’s ‘pudmobile’, Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, and Sushi4u all hosting stalls.

Proceeds from the event go to The Prince’s Trust and more than £45,000 has been raised for the charity in the past five years.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

07:56
Tesco Extra Baldock fundraisers Zoe Brown, Dave Pryor, ,Kim Ferguson, Elaine Hewett, Chris Shepherd, Janice Platt are backing Garden House Hospice's Care For A Cuppa campaign

Check this out – the caring team at the Tesco Extra store in Baldock will be hosting a tea party in the landmark High Street store today.

Yesterday, 17:02
Eight year old Sophie Symonds with Francesca Savage, 6,  with nine week old Gollum. PICTURES: Clive Porter.

T he persistent rain on Monday failed to dampen the spirits of visitors who turned up for the annual Hedgehog Day at Shepreth Wildlife Park.

Yesterday, 17:02
Bee Crafty workshop

A new craft group in Royston is going down a storm after being set up as part of the North Herts CVS Love Your Neighbourhood Campaign.

Yesterday, 13:21
Oliver Pritchard, Rebecca Day and Mark Hemmings

Macmillan Cancer Support is getting ready to takeover North Herts this weekend with events planned across the area.

”North

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition today E-edition