Tritfest raises charity cash

Gill Mclean, Ben Margetts, Paul Mclean, Billy Thornton and Joanna Craig presenting the cheque from Tritfest to the NSPCC.
Gill Mclean, Ben Margetts, Paul Mclean, Billy Thornton and Joanna Craig presenting the cheque from Tritfest to the NSPCC.

A MUSICAL extravaganza of local bands and singers has helped to raise more than £2,000 for charity.

Tritfest was organised by Tritlington resident Gill Mclean on behalf of the Morpeth Committee of the NSPCC.

The event had a mix of music to suit all tastes, from acoustic mother and daughter duo The Elles and singer and pianist Anna Corcoran to rock band Rainmaker and rock and blues act Spanish Battery. There was even an open-mic session for amateurs.

More than 150 people attended the event at Tritlington Hall.

Mrs Mclean said: “This was the first time we’ve hosted something like this, but the feedback has been so positive that we’re thinking about turning it into an annual event. It was a fantastic day and really brought the community together for a great cause.

“I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who contributed to making the event a success, including the acts who gave their time so generously and our sponsors The Barrels of Berwick, Jeff Allan Catering, of Wooler, Interclean and The Curly Farmer, and not forgetting everyone who helped in the planning of the event and on the day itself. Their support was invaluable.”

NSPCC Community Fund-raising Manager, Ben Margetts, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in Tritfest for making the event such a success and raising so much for the NSPCC.

“Their commitment and support to the NSPCC is greatly appreciated and all the money raised will help the NSPCC to run projects for children, young people and families who need us.”

For more details about the charity, visit www.nspcc.org.uk or call 07768 793416.