Exmouth lifeline fundaraiser this Saturday

PUBLISHED: 11:58 25 August 2010

A FESTIVAL to help an Exmouth charity lifeline secure a permanent new home takes place in the Manor Gardens this Saturday.

A FESTIVAL to help an Exmouth charity lifeline secure a permanent new home takes place in the Manor Gardens this Saturday.

Proceeds from The Festival of the Quiet Mind will go towards a deposit to secure the charity’s future.

Earlier this year the charity, who delivers over 4500 alternative therapies sessions annually to the vulnerable and disadvantaged, were given notice that they had to move out of their Hartley Road base.

So a group of grateful patients formed The Friends of the Quiet Mind - and thanks to a grant from the Town Council they have organised this weekend’s festival fundraiser.

The event will have something for everyone with live music starting at 10pm through to 7pm from 11 artists including guitarist Clive Betts, blues band BE Cooling and Woody, Exmouth band Jake the Dog and leading beat boxer Gracious B.

There will be a children’s tent with a program of workshops from 12pm including cultural tales, a drama and activity workshop, the gladiator and the bungee run and ‘Beat the Marine’ contests.

Even businesses have rallied in support and prizes for the silent auction and raffle have been donated by traders like Kings garden Centre, Lolas Beauty Boutique, Urban Republic, Lloyd Maunder, Picks and Strings, Hush and many more.

On hand there will also be stalls, face painting, and alternative treatments given by local therapists in the Quiet Mind Chair supplied by B-Mobile.

A compilation CD called The Friends of the Quiet Mind CD, from some of the artists who will be performing and some who could not make it will also be available.

A spokesman for Friends of the Quiet Mind, Tony Green, said: “Please come along to this family event, there will be something for everybody.

“Enjoy the day, and help us to support and give something back to this important charity.

“It is important that people know that for the time being the centre remains open for business as usual at 14 Hartley Road.

“But we need to secure the charities future and want as many to people to support the charity that has supported the community for 20 years.”

Anybody who wants to send in a donation please contact Sue savage

at fotqm@o2.co.uk.

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