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Monday, 5 October 2015

Devizes Food Festival Nourishes The Devizes Community

This Is Wiltshire: Devizes Food and Drink Festival treasurer Dave Mitchell and chairman Philippa Morgan present a cheque to Devizes Mayor Roger Giraud-Saunders who is accompanied by his wife Giovanna 
Philippa and Dave presenting a cheque to the Mayor and Mayoress
at this autumn's Heritage Day

Devizes Food and Drink Festival aims to provide an enjoyable week of food-themed events for the people of Devizes and the surrounding area, but the money raised also helps to support other groups working to benefit our community. This year's Festival was our most successful for some years with increased ticket sales and a healthy financial surplus. As a result we were able to contribute £300 to the Mayor's Fund (above) and £200 to Devizes Food Bank this year.


We were also able to help several other local charities (including Sustainable Devizes, Marie Curie, Lions and The Secret Garden Project) by providing them with stalls at the Grand Festival Market. 

We also supported the Prisoner Rehabilitation Programme at Earlestoke prison and the Nursteed Centre for disabled people by including events organised by them in our programme. 

Last but not least we were partnered by the Devizes Scouts who delivered our programmes to local homes in return for a contribution to their Jamboree Fundraising.

In total we returned about 30% of this year's Festival proceeds to local groups. 

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