Mid Devon charities boosted by balloon festival

This is The West Country: Mid Devon charities boosted by balloon festival Mid Devon charities boosted by balloon festival

TWO Mid Devon charities are set to benefit as the annual Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival flies back into Devon this summer.

The festival is taking place at the combined Tiverton High School and Petroc College Campus from July 11-13 - and festival organisers have confirmed that Children's Hospice South West and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust have been chosen as the festival's main charities.

Paula Hullett, Community Fundraiser, Children's Hospice South West, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be chosen once again by the Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival.

“We are very grateful for their support - this is such a beautiful event for all the family that just gets bigger and better every year. There really is something for everyone.”

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said: “We would like to thank the organisers for once again choosing us as one of their beneficiary charities.

“This is such a fantastic event and a spectacle to watch - why not buy your tickets now?”

Since re-launching the ballooning extravaganza back in 2011, the Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival have raised over £25,000 for local charities including the Tiverton Sea Cadets, Tiverton Air Cadets, Tiverton Police Cadets, Newton Abbot Heli-Club, Avon Kite Flyers and Exeter Leukaemia Fund.

This year's festival highlights include the amazing Mass Ascents, stunning Fire and Light Shows, Comedy Night, 40+ live bands, food from around the world, public workshops, on-site Planetarium, Kids' Zone and so much more besides.

To purchase tickets to the Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival 2014, including weekend camping, group deals and premier parking options, please visit www.tivertonballoonfestival.co.uk/festival-tickets, call the booking office hotline on 01404 823 735 or visit your local Tourist Information Centre.

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