Fylingfest fun for charity

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A Fylingfest 2013 event is being held at Fylingdales Inn on the North Yorkshire coast, near Robin Hood’s Bay.

Fylingdales InnThe country inn has pulled out all the stops to ensure there is something for everyone at the event organised in memory of friend and neighbour, John Barber, who was cared for on oncology ward 14 at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Money raised will be shared between the oncology ward which looks after cancer patients at the hospital and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The event is being held on Saturday 7 September at the pub and there will be live music from 12noon to 12 midnight.   A jazz band will start the day, with John’s son, -Jack Barber – playing in the band.

Six local bands will be entertaining and other attractions include a barbecue, an Austin Powers lookalike getting adults involved in party games, police and fire engines, a raffle and much more.

Kid’s activities from 12noon to 6pm, include a bouncy castle, face painting, and chocolates workshops – where they can make their own lollies.

Landlady Rachel Coates who runs the pub, along with her husband Michael and family, said: “We decided to support the ward as they helped to look after John and we wanted to give something back to thank the staff.

“We are hoping to raise as much as possible throughout so why not come along and join in the fun?”

Bev Rodgers, ward manager, said:  “We have been able to fund free bedside television following generous donations received from previous patients and their relatives.  We are very grateful to all those involved in organising this event as it will allow us to continue to provide this much appreciated service to our patients.”