BBC's Weathergirl Kaddy Lee-Preston to open Canterbury Festival

PUBLISHED: 10:29 02 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:34 20 February 2013

BBC's Weathergirl Kaddy Lee-Preston to open Canterbury Festival

BBC's Weathergirl Kaddy Lee-Preston to open Canterbury Festival

Head to Hambrook Marshes in Wincheap for the fourth annual Haymaking Festival on 14 July, running from 11am to 4pm

BBCs Weathergirl Kaddy Lee-Preston to open Canterbury Festival


Its forecast to be a great day out in Canterbury as former TV weather-girl Kaddy Lee-Preston is due to make a guest appearance.



Thewell-known meteorologist, who forecast the weather for BBC South East Today for 11 years, will be heading to Hambrook Marshes in Wincheap for the fourth annual Haymaking Festival on Saturday, July 14.


Running from 11am to 4pm this year's festival is bigger than ever and features plenty of live music, beer tents, local foods, exhibitions, performances, shows and much much more.


Live music from local artists including Alice Heggie and CJ on drums, drama performances from Accidental Collective, childrens activities and art workshops will be on offer at the free event, which is run by local charity Kent Enterprise Trust.


Visitors will also be able to watch raptor displays and heavy horses demonstrating hay cutting, and try their hand at bushcraft techniques, first aid skills, scything and woodcrafts.


Tea and coffee stalls and CAMRAs real ale, cider and wine tent will keep guests refreshed, as well as Kentish food stalls, which will include barbequed Godmersham game and a variety of locally grown and sourced treats to take away.


The Haymaking Festival is a FREE day out for the whole family! Any proceeds will help pay for Kent Enterprise Trust to support people into training and employment that are unemployed or have learning difficulties, and to help keep Hambrook Marshes the fantastic public amenity and wildlife site that it has become over the last 3 years.


The marshland boasts the Canterbury to Chartham riverside path and a footbridge over the River Stour, which opens up access to the secluded corner of the city.


Parking will be available at the Riverside Retail Park near Wincheap Park and Ride.


Kent Enterprise Trust (KET) forms part of Social Enterprise Kent (SEK), a group of organisations working in partnership. We are pioneering and innovative, focusing on the positive changes we can make to peoples' lives and to our community. We deliver a diverse range of services with shared goals, values and ethics.


Kent Enterprise Trust runs Hambrook Marshes for the community to enjoy and learn about conservation. We have been supporting people with challenges into employment and training since 1983.


Kent Enterprise Trust, Kent Enterprise House, The Links, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7GQ. Registered Charity no. 290211. www.sekgroup.org.uk

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