GALLERY: Royston charity kite fest soaring success
THOUSANDS of people swarmed to Therfield Heath on Sunday for Royston’s charity kite festival.
The event organised by the Rotary Club of Royston is expected to raise �6,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust and other charities.
Neil Heywood, president of the club, said: “It was an excellent occasion where everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
“The kite displays certainly did not disappoint.”
“Even a shower in the middle of the day did not deter people from coming.
“This is the 10th year that the Rotary Club of Royston has run the kite festival and it looks as though it will be a record year,” he said.
Andie Harper, of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, and the mayor of Royston, councillor Robert Inwood, opened the event which featured about 60 stalls representing local charities and organisations.
- 1 Former company boss fined after illegal waste dumped at quarry
- 2 Stansted Airport and Cambridge trains disrupted after tree falls on tracks
- 3 Bank of England warns people have 100 days to use old £20 and £50 notes
- 4 Artists open up in record numbers for Cambridge Open Studios 2022
- 5 Wanted burglar caught in Grafton Centre with 'hoard of stolen goods'
- 6 Herts police officers shared rape 'jokes' and bestiality porn on WhatsApp
- 7 IN PICTURES: Wills and Kate visit Cambridgeshire's first County Day
- 8 Pictures of Duxford Summer Air Show 2022 at IWM Duxford
- 9 A505 long delays between Royston and M11 motorway at Duxford
- 10 Met Office weather: Yellow thunderstorm warning for East of England
Mr Heywood and Councillor Michael Weekes, the chairman of North Herts District Council, judged the children’s kite-making competition.
Adam Quickenden, 10, and six-year-old Iorwen Ellis came up trumps.