Stage is set for music festival

Hunmanby's Cottage Aid in full swing last year
Hunmanby's Cottage Aid in full swing last year
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ORGANISERS are tuning up for an annual Hunmanby music festival.

The Cottage Aid charity fundraiser takes place on Sunday, September 4, with a plethora of live bands set to rock crowds in the village.

The family-themed event, which will take place in Cross Hill, is now in its third year and features nine acts across the day.

As well as the music, there will be a special Spitfire flypast on a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and an aerial visit from the RAF Sea King helicopter, with organisers still working to thrash out further flypasts for during the day.

The day will also feature a tombola and raffle, a barbeque, a bouncy castle, face painting, children’s rides, and a cake stall and will be raising money for Cancer Research UK and another charity yet to be confirmed.

During the flypast, the day will come to a standstill for a two minute silence to remember those who lost their lives to cancer and the people currently fighting the illness.

The day has been organised by Dave Wells, landlord of the Cottage Inn, and Linda Pickard.

She added: “It is a great family fun day and I am really looking forward to the event.

“We will be showcasing some fantastic local bands and there is lots for children to do too.”

The event is due to start at 1pm and run until 10pm.

Organisers are still looking for someone to video the event and for sponsors or donations to the raffle and tombola.

Anyone who wishes to help with either request should contact Linda Pickard on 07870 542892.