Burnerfest raises more than £1,500 towards cancer charities

The '˜brilliant' Burnerfest has sent off its final year at the Limeburners in style, raising more than £1,500 for charity.

Burnerfest drew large crowds
Burnerfest drew large crowds

The event, held at the Adversane pub, has raised money for a different charity each year since it began in 2011 and has donated thousands of pounds.

This year the organiser, Mark Bridger, and co-organiser and manager of the pub, Rachel Coupe, chose TriEveryDay4Snowy as its cause.

Snowy is a five-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, Rhabdomyosarcoma.

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    She has finished her proton beam therapy and her end of treatment scan was all clear according to Mark.

    Mark said: “We had this idea of doing this small festival.

    “We thought we could raise a bit of money for some local charities.

    “The TriEveryDay4Snowy campaign, they did £1,640.

    “Over the course of the day that’s a brilliant amount.”

    All the bands play at Burnerfest for free.

    Mark added: “We ensure that no-one gets paid, it’s about raising money.

    “It’s to do with putting back into communities.

    “We try and get bands that are a bit local, a bit young.

    “When I first started playing music there was pubs galore that you could go and play in.

    “It’s so, so difficult for a young band to get out and get noticed.

    “If you can get a young band in front of 400 people.

    “It gives them a bit of experience.”

    TriEveryDay4Snowy is raising money for Clic Sargent, the Sussex Snowdrop Trust and Sarcoma UK.

    The campaign has raised more than £37,000 so far.

    To donate visit bit.ly/2Kmr4EL