Gallery: Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

THOUSANDS of visitors flocked to the UK’s largest daffodil festival at the weekend, raising more than �22,000 for charity.

Now in its 44th year, the Thriplow Daffodil Weekend included 130 stalls, Morris dance displays, sheep dog trials, horse rides, and of course daffodils, over Saturday and Sunday.

Dan Munton, head of press for the event, said: “We were really pleased in the end, considering the weather was mixed over the weekend.

“We had a record number of coaches over the weekend - 62 - and the car parks were very busy.

“A lot of people used the event as a good day out for Mother’s Day.

“There was something for everyone. People said it was just a lovely day out. They are in a quintessentially English village and people appreciate that.”

He added: “It looks like we are on for having raised a good amount for charity - it should be in excess of �22,000.”

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This year’s main beneficiary is Tom’s Trust, which is run by a Fowlmere couple in memory of their nine-year-old son, Tom Whiteley, who died after a short brain cancer battle in 2010.

Tom’s Trust is aiming to raise enough money for a full-time pyschologist for children with brain tumours and their families at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where Tom was treated.

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