Exe Fest

PUBLISHED: 10:32 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:29 10 June 2010

EXE Fest took place last weekend on Sunday, August 10, and provided alternative music, dancing and graffiti at Exmouth Rugby Club.

EXE Fest took place last weekend on Sunday, August 10, and provided alternative music, dancing and graffiti at Exmouth Rugby Club.

Alex Warren and Sarah Finch organised Exe Fest because they felt there is a lack of culture and entertainment for young people to get involved with in Exmouth. They wanted to provide an alternative to the existing Exmouth Festival as they feel it doesn't appeal to many young people. It is hoped that the council will see thist as a positive thing and help them expand the event for years to come. This year they received nearly £3,000 from the Prince's Trust to put it on. That and ticket sales paid for the whole festival. Alex said: "Because we were able to get funding in this way we didn't need any sponsors, though we must thank Midas for lending us the boards which were used for the graffiti wall."

This event was funded by a Natwest Community Cash Award from The Prince's Trust.

The NatWest Community Cash Awards give young people the chance to make a positive difference to their local community. The awards range from £250 to £5,000 and are available to 14- to 25-year-olds from The Prince's Trust target groups, young people who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.

Young people who want to apply for an award should visit www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842842.

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