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Festival to help club build a new pavilion
12:30pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
FINAL preparations are being made to the Cotswold Family Food and Farming Festival.
The event is being held at the Bourton Vale Cricket Club on Sunday as part of a £300,000 campaign to build a new pavilion.
The new building will include changing rooms, kitchen and social area.
It is hoped that half the money can be covered by grants from the English Cricket Board (ECB) and other sources, with the rest coming from fund-raisers.
Club chairman Matt Walton said the club’s current building was on its last legs. “We are holding it together and it’s got harder and harder each year,” he said. “The time has come for us to put a new building up especially as our junior section is so big.
“It will make a huge difference.
It would enable us to hold more events in the cricket club.”
The festival, which runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm, will include stalls from food producers including Love My Cow, Bensons Totally Fruity, Ross and Ross and Whale Ale.
There will be cooking demonstrations by Adam Henson alongside young chef Jack Witcher and Italian chef Mike Samoila, from the Chester House Hotel, Bourton.
There will also be a bouncy castle, dog show, tug-ofwar and face painting and live music.
There will also be vintage tractors and animals from The Cotswold Farm Park.
Festival organiser Anna MacCurrach said: “We are thoroughly looking forward to this year’s festival, which promises to be our biggest and best yet.
“I hope that we will be able to raise some much needed funds for the cricket pavilion.”
For fdetails, visit the event’s website at thecotswoldfoodandfarming festival.com or search
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