Sheffield’s Music in the Gardens event raises cash for good causes

Music in the Gardens 2015
Music in the Gardens 2015
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An annual music festival in Sheffield raised £50,000 for good causes this summer, organisers have announced.

The four-day ‘Music in the Gardens’ event, held in the Botanical Gardens, Broomhill, was organised by the Rotary Club of Sheffield.

The event, now in its 10th year, attracted bumper crowds, with Scottish group The Proclaimers responsible for a sell-out audience.

Charities to have benefitted from this year’s festival include Pilgrim Bandits, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Edale Mountain Rescue, Diabetes UK, Crohn’s Colitis, Home-Start Sheffield, the Stroke Association and the Portland Works.

Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, handed over cheques to the beneficiaries and praised all the Rotarians involved in the success of the annual event.

Chairman of the organising committee, Rotarian Geoff Marston, said: “We have set ourselves a target for future years, but as with all outside events we are so reliant on the weather and in 2015, apart from a couple of hours on our first night, the weather did us proud.”

Next year’s outdoor festival is to be held between Thursday, June 30 and Sunday, July 3.

A new venture - Music in the City Hall - is to be held in March to raise extra money for good causes.