The high fliers are back again

PUBLISHED: 11:28 04 August 2006 | UPDATED: 14:47 12 May 2010

Action from the festival

Action from the festival

IT S up, up and away for this year s Royston Kite Festival on Sunday. The event - organised by the Rotary Club of Royston - usually attracts a crowd of more than 5,000 people to Therfield Heath. And the organisers are hoping that this year will not be an

IT'S up, up and away for this year's Royston Kite Festival on Sunday.

The event - organised by the Rotary Club of Royston - usually attracts a crowd of more than 5,000 people to Therfield Heath.

And the organisers are hoping that this year will not be an exception.

Indeed, one of the organiser's, David Williams, said the event has all the promise of being the "best ever".

As usual the event will be supporting a particular charity with this year's choice being the Alzheimer's charity.

"We hope to raise more money than ever this year," said Mr Williams.

The attractions will include Stafford Wallace and his Indian Fighting Kites, displays of multi-kite flying from Team Adrenelin and Team Spectrum and Stuart Fletcher with his Flexifoils.

Twice during the day, too, there will be the usual Teddy Bear parachute drop.

The arena will be surrounded by numerous trade and charity stalls.

The Rotary Club of Royston took over running the event several years ago when a lack of resources meant the Countryside Management Service was no longer able to act as the organiser.

During the afternoon the Mayor of Royston, Cllr Lynn Berry, and Cllr Clare Strong, chairman of North Herts District Council, will be involved in making the grand draw in the raffle.

The event will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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