Thousands turn out for Huntingdon festival

PUBLISHED: 13:41 26 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:52 26 August 2014

Coneygear Park reunion and music festival, organisers and fundraisers from Oxmoor Communiyt Action Group, with Deputy Mayor Tanya Forster, and artist Brian D'eath.

Coneygear Park reunion and music festival, organisers and fundraisers from Oxmoor Communiyt Action Group, with Deputy Mayor Tanya Forster, and artist Brian D'eath.

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Families, friends, and neighbours gathered together for a music festival and reunion at Coneygear Park in Huntingdon.

On Saturday (August 16), an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people turned out to enjoy live bands and activities including a bouncy castle, magician, football challenge and face painting.

Organised by the Oxmoor Community Action Group (OCAG) with support from We Grew Up On the Oxmoor, the event raised £313.54 for the Woodlands Cancer Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. OCAG will make up the difference and donate £400 in total to the cause.

Jill Watkin-Tavener, chairman of OCAG, said: “It was brilliant, it really was. There were quite a number of people that came over as a reunion to catch up with people they had been at school with or who just used to be neighbours.

“The fact that we have got £400 for Woodlands really did make the day.”

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