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Torbay comedy and arts festival helped raise cash for charities

By Herald Express  |  Posted: August 30, 2014

WINNING WAYS:   As part of the festival, an art competition was sponsored by Triton Galleries. Seen here, from  left, are Ian Nathan, Jen Allen, winner Tamsin Evans,  Jamie Sinclair, Jon Waters and Torbay  mayor Gordon Oliver

WINNING WAYS: As part of the festival, an art competition was sponsored by Triton Galleries. Seen here, from left, are Ian Nathan, Jen Allen, winner Tamsin Evans, Jamie Sinclair, Jon Waters and Torbay mayor Gordon Oliver

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SUPPORTERS of the Riviera Fringe Festival dug deeply into purses and pockets to donate to various local charities during the festivities.

The events raised hundreds of pounds which will be given to Rowcroft Hospice, Parkinson's UK, Torbay Holiday Helpers Network, the Mare and Foal Sanctuary and Young Dementia.

The week-long festival saw a packed programme of TV comics, dance, magic, art and much more come to the Bay.

"The Riviera Fringe Festival was well supported with numerous comments from people at all of the events, saying how much they enjoyed the experience and the fantastic range of different and varied shows on offer," said Anne George, who organised the festival.

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"It has been a real joy to see so many happy faces. Even the sun smiled on us for most of the time.

"We will soon be commencing work to make the 2015 festival bigger and better. We have been bowled over by the offers of support and involvement for next year."

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