National Lottery Windfall for WelliFest 2018!

WelliFest welcomes National Lottery windfall!

We are delighted that our second WelliFest, a feel-good festival to celebrate all things good about the town, will be ‘bigger and better’, thanks to a £8,200 grant awarded by the ‘National Lottery Awards for All’ Scheme.

The quality of work was praised by the National Lottery on awarding the sum. A spokesman said: “Receiving this award is a mark of the quality of work Discover Wellingborough is doing in the community.”

The money will be used to ensure an enjoyable event is put on for all who visit the town centre during the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd.

John Cable, Executive Director of Wellingborough Business Improvement District (the company behind the Discover Wellingborough brand) which is organising the event, said: “We are delighted to have received a substantial amount of money from the National Lottery. This is the second WelliFest but bigger and better than the launch event last year.

“With music and performances taking place on the Tithe Barn lawns, a drinks bar and various Steampunk activities, we are set to create a celebratory atmosphere.”

Wellingborough childhood cancer charity Chelsea’s Angels will be offering face painting and a raffle in Market Street while other organisations including Wellingborough Museum, Macmillan Cancer Support, Fit4Less Gym, Swansgate Centre, Laser Maze, Jamrock Food, the Hind Hotel and Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT) are confirmed to be taking part.

A traders’ market with activities for children will be taking place in Croyland Garden and a modified car show, organised by Silver Street business Vision Vape, will take place on the Market Square.

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