Topsham Food Festival serves up treat for causes

PUBLISHED: 06:30 19 August 2016

Organisers Liz Hodges, of Route 2 Bikes, and Marc Millon, food and wine writer, along with his wife Kim handed over cheques to Force Cancer Charity, The Topsham Swimming Pool Appeal and the Topsham Community Association.

Organisers Liz Hodges, of Route 2 Bikes, and Marc Millon, food and wine writer, along with his wife Kim handed over cheques to Force Cancer Charity, The Topsham Swimming Pool Appeal and the Topsham Community Association.

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Tingling tastebuds were not the only success story to come out of this year’s Topsham Food Festival, as £5,000 was raised for causes in the town.

Organisers of the annual festivities announced that they donated £2,000 to Force Cancer Charity, £2,000 to the Topsham Swimming Pool Appeal and £1,000 to the Topsham Community Association after more than 2,000 residents attended the event in early July.

Liz Hodge, an organiser for the festival, was pleased the event could benefit Topsham. She said: “It’s great that a weekend that was so much fun and brought so much pleasure to our whole community was also able to raise significant amounts that can be passed on to such worthwhile causes and organisations.”

Nello’s longest table, an event that is held alongside the food festival, saw more than 300 tables laid out along Fore Street, Topsham Quay and Ferry Road for people to wine and dine. It is due to return in 2018.


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