Seventh Huge Day Out in St Ives in honour of Pope brother’s mother

THREE brothers from St Ives – Stephen, David and Philip Pope – will this Sunday (August 26) be hosting their seventh annual fundraising event in memory of their mum.

The Pope brothers’s Huge Day Out – in memory of their mum, Mary – started as a small gathering in the back garden at the family home.

But it has now evolved into an all-day event, taking place at St Ivo Playing Field with at least 2,000 people expected to attend.

The day will feature some of Huntingdonshire’s best bands, a raffle, balloon race, football tournament, auction, bar, funfair and firework display.

It runs from noon until 9pm and will also include Star Radio as hosts, raising money for two charities: Sue Ryder Care – Thorpe Hall Hospice and Magpas Helimedix.


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The brothers began their fundraising in 2006 following the death of Mary, aged 48, from cancer. Their father, Barry, had died aged 41 in 1995.

• Pictured: Brothers Stephen, David and Philip Pope with their mum, Mary.

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