Larmer Tree raises £3,000 for foodbanks

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THE Larmer Tree Festival has raised more than £3,000 for Salisbury-based charity the Trussell Trust.

The trust, which runs a network of more than 400 foodbanks across the country to help families in crisis, was the official charity partner of the festival this year.

Staff and volunteers from the Trussell Trust were present at the festival throughout the five days, hosting a busy social enterprise tent in the Village area offering workshops and events all weekend.

People could take part in a rag tutu workshop, using fabrics donated to the charity which were not possible to sell, and decorate plant pots. They then showed children how to plant herbs in the painted pots.

There was also an informative workshop about budgeting and cooking healthy food, a Trussell Trust shop selling vintage clothes, accessories, furniture and fancy dress as well as upcycled cake stands, jewellery, tea cup candles and bunting made by Salisbury volunteers, and Phil the Trolley at the entrance of the festival, collecting food donations for local foodbanks.

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