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Kidsfest - the festival by children, for children – raises funds to save Bishop's Meadows, Farnham

PUBLISHED: 10:24 15 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:59 20 February 2013

Kidsfest - the festival by children, for children – raises funds to save Bishop's Meadows, Farnham

Kidsfest - the festival by children, for children – raises funds to save Bishop's Meadows, Farnham

The custard slides and jelly wellies of the first ever Kidsfest attracted around 2,000 smiling people to Farnham for a festival run by children for children.

The custard slides and jelly wellies of the first ever Kidsfest attracted around 2,000 smiling people to Farnham for a festival run by children for children.


Daniel Roche, star of BBC's Outnumbered opened the event, and then proceeded to the baked bean catapult and launched a volley of orange beans over a dozen beach attired kids.


Meanwhile, three Kids Got Talent finalists walked away with 1,000 in cash prizes, donated by a secret millionaire,for wowing the audience with stunning vocal and dance performances.


"We said we would celebrate the creativity of Farnham's children, says Alex Scrivens, co-ordinator and founder of the event.


We said that we would look after the meadow and show that this can be sensitively managed. We delivered, and we raised a lot of money."


Money raised at the event contributed to over 10,000 of vital funding for the Bishop's Meadows Trust in their efforts to buy the threatened water meadows.


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