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Carsafest festival raises £7,500 in memory of Daniel Lake

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29 Jul 2016

Community festival in Stoke-on-Trent raises money in memory of local lad, Daniel.

The community of Caverswall in Stoke-on-Trent came together on Saturday 2 July for Carsafest, a village festival which has raised a fantastic £5,000 for Bloodwise and £2,500 for Cancer Research UK.

Organiser Jeff Lake and his friends and family organised the festival to mark 10 years since the sad passing of Jeff’s son Daniel to leukaemia in 2006. Determined to organise a day full of activities that Daniel loved, the festival supplied music, dance, children’s games and plenty of food and drink to keep guests of all ages entertained.

Over 500 people attended Carsafest which ran from 12pm to 12am. The day’s activities included live music all day from local bands and singers, belly dancing, a raffle,  a bouncy castle, fun fair rides, face painting, children’s craft’s, welly wanging,  a penalty shoot-out competition and an ice cream van to name a few!

All the organising team and performers gave their time free of charge in the hope of raising as much money as they could for both Bloodwise and Cancer Research UK.

One guest commented: ‘I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that worked at Carsafest in Caverswall at the weekend. Despite the weather, which made it even harder work for you all, it was a wonderful day. I'm so pleased that it was so well attended and hope that you raised significant funds for an excellent cause.’

On Thursday 28 July, Louise Dawson from our Midlands fundraising team was delighted to attend a cheque presentation with Jeff and all the committee where they presented Bloodwise with the cheque for £5,000. Our sincere thanks and appreciation go out to all involved in making the day such a success and to the guests who gave so generously in memory of Daniel. Together we will beat blood cancer.