Rotarians thank Exmouth community for ‘hugely successful’ kite festival

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 September 2018

Taiko Journey with kite backdrop. Picture: John Wokersien.

Taiko Journey with kite backdrop. Picture: John Wokersien.

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The organisers of Exmouth’s annual kite festival have thanked the community for supporting this year’s event.

The sky’s were again filled with kites for this year’s festival which raised more than £13,000 for good causes including the town’s swimming club.

Organiser the Rotary Club of Exmouth and District has hailed the event as ‘hugely successful and satisfying’.

A spokesman for the club said: “It remains the primary source of charitable funding for the club to give service to the community locally, nationally and internationally.”

The Rotary Club Trust got more than £3,000 from the festival which will support community good causes and the Rotary Foundation got more than £1,000.

A public vote determined which other causes benefited from the festival with Children’s Hospice South West getting more than £2,500, Mill Water School getting more than £2,000 and Exmouth Swimming Club £1,514.

St John’s Ambulance and Exmouth Rugby Club were donated £470 and £264 respectively for services rendered on the day.

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