for Burnham's Food and Drink Festival for Lloyds grant award
Food and Drink Festival is appealing for residents' votes to secure
a funding boost.
town's festival has this week been shortlisted for the Lloyds
Bank Community Fund 2014.
encouraging the public to vote, the festival has a chance to be
awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank to enable
its organisers to continue to grow the free-to-attend, volunteer-run
festival is a locally-focused event that brings together the best
food and drink from across Somerset into Burnham town centre for
two events each year.
festival incorporates a large market, demonstrations, workshops,
talks and free competitions.
the event is successful in gaining the funding, the organisers
say it will be invested into the growth of the event, adding in
more farming elements, free workshops and growing its support
of new local businesses.
organiser Sarah Milner Simonds said: "The Lloyds Bank Community
Fund will make a huge difference to the Food and Drink Festival
by enabling us to add more children's activities, more workshops
and to provide a fantastic, free day out to thousands of residents
and visitors to Burnham. Please vote for the festival to benefit
from the Community Fund award."
of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line,
by SMS or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds bank from 2nd September
until 10th October 2014.
Tweet for the food and drink festival use #COMMFUND DPG or go
online to www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund and search for Festival.
To vote via SMS text the word VOTE and DPG to 61119 SMS (text
message votes will be charged at the mobile users standard
can also pop into the Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar, Wells or Winscombe
branches of Lloyds and drop a token into the voting stand (you
dont have to be a customer to vote).
can find out more about the Community Fund and the festival and
cast your vote by visiting the Lloyds Bank Community Fund website
at: www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund. Voting for the 2014 Community
Fund is open until Friday 10 October.