Local charities benefit from Hillsborough International Oyster Festival

The Hillsborough International Oyster Festival is proud to announce that the 2015 Festival raised over £12,000 for its 2015 designated charities, Clubs For Young People (CYP NI) and the Hillsborough Village Centre.

The Hillsborough International Oyster Festival is proud to announce that the 2015 Festival raised over £12,000 for its 2015 designated charities, Clubs For Young People (CYP NI) and the Hillsborough Village Centre. In addition to these monies raised, winners of the TrustFord Soapbox Derby and CYP NI beneficiaries, Edengrove Presbyterian Church Youth Club were awarded a 14-seater TrustFord minibus worth over £25,000.

The 2015 TrustFord Soapbox Derby, which was supported by world-class road racer Guy Martin, called for community groups, youth groups and children to design and race their own soap box go-kart. The competition has been a long-established element of the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival and has always highlighted the Festival’s commitment to encouraging young people to participate in fun, active and educational pursuits.

Don Spence, Chairman of the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival committee said: “We are delighted that the Festival has been able to help Clubs for Young People NI and Hillsborough Village Centre by raising these much needed funds. We would also like to extend warm congratulations to Edengrove Presbyterian Church Youth Club which won the Best Overall Team category and drove home the coveted TrustFord 14-seater minibus.”

For details on this year’s Hillsborough International Oyster Festival please visit http://hillsboroughoysterfestival.com/  

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