Football club to host popular Sausage & Cider Festival

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LYME Regis Football Club is looking forward to its biggest fundraiser of the year – the annual Sausage & Cider Festival, which is set to return on Saturday, July 6.

The festival has been held annually at the Davey Fort ground in Charmouth Road since 2007, raising about £5,000 for the football club each year.

Organisers hope this year’s event will be their “biggest and best yet”, with the festival having attracted significant interest on social media.

The event will include a selection of locally-made ciders as well as fully-stocked inside and outdoor bars, a Pimm’s & Prosecco tent and a barbecue offering Colyton Butchers’ award-winning sausages in a variety of flavours, as well as a vegetarian option.

A programme of live music will be held throughout the day, including the Lyme Luggers ukulele group, local singer and musician Harvey Causley, indie and punk rock covers band Dark Matter and local favourites DeltaTango7 taking the headline spot.

The club will once again be staging its popular ‘Wheelbarrow of Booze’ raffle, with the chance to win a whole wheelbarrow full of alcoholic beverages and the wheelbarrow itself to wheel it all home!

There will also be a bouncy castle and giant inflatable slide to keep the kids busy.

Festival organiser Francesca Evans said: “The Sausage & Cider Festival has quickly become a favourite on the Lyme Regis calendar and we have been blown away by the reaction to this year’s event since announcing the date on social media.

“The festival will raise funds for the football club’s ongoing development project to improve facilities at the Davey Fort, which will include the construction of a 60-seat grandstand this summer.

“We are very grateful to our main sponsor Advantage Digital Print and all other local businesses and individuals who have sponsored this year’s event.

“We’re keeping our fingers crossed for sunshine and are looking forward to welcoming everyone for a great day of food, drink and entertainment on July 6!”

Gates will open at 2pm and entry is free. Parking at the club will be reserved for organisers, volunteers and bands so visitors are encouraged to use Charmouth Road car park or Charmouth Road park and ride, with the bus offering a special return price of £1 dropping off and picking up outside the Davey Fort.

For full details visit Lyme Regis Sausage & Cider Fesitval Facebook event page.

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