The first Sherburn in Elmet Craft & Food Festival which took place in the Eversley Park field over the August bank holiday weekend proved to be a huge success. The festival has already announced the dates for next year on their website, which will see the festival return for its second year over the August bank holiday weekend in 2018.
The Sherburn in Elmet Craft & Food Festival was set up as a Community Interest Company to help not only raise the profile of the village but also to raise money to support new and existing initiatives for the benefit of the community.
As a result of the successful 2017 Craft & Food Festival, Councillor David Buckle who is also Chair of the festival stated:
“We are extreamly grateful for the volunteers that helped make the Craft and Food Festival such a great sucess. I am happy to say we raised £5,000 in total for the local groups, clubs and charities that donated their time to help volunteer duing the three-day event. I’d like to think we can give more next year but as it was our first year, we were limited due to the initial set up costs of the festival. We really look forward to working with everyone again next year.”
The Sherburn in Elmet Craft & Food Festival donated £5,000 in total to 14 different organisations who helped volunteer at the event. In addition to this, they also supplied 16 charities with free stalls at the festival. A further £1,850 has also been donated from The Craft & Food Festival to aid with the costs of installing a new footpath leading from the Sherburn Scout Hut, travelling down on to the Eversley Park field which had previously become unsafe.