Folly Fights Cancer!

The community in Faringdon has sadly been touched by Cancer a number of times over the last few years. In memory of those we have lost and a show of support to those that are still fighting their fight, we decided to organise a charity weekend to show support to the family and friends that make up our community.

The event took place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend at The Folly Inn, Faringdon. The aim of the weekend was to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Little Princess Trust. It was a fabulous fun weekend with loads of activities throughout.

It actually all started with Dan House growing his hair for 18 months, in order to have enough to donate 7″ to Little Princess Trust. It just expanded from there!

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This is what went on over the weekend

Friday:-

Extended Happy Hour…..Yay, get the beers in!

Pub Quiz – hosted by Dave Hatton……..man it was tough! £400 was raised for the British Heart Foundation too!

Saturday:-

5k Fun run, with over 50 runners attending

Bake sale, everyone turned out with cake to sell

Live music from Mood Kayenne

Brave the Shave

The Little Princess Trust hair donations

Sunday:-

Town centre Easter Bunny hunt

Traditional name the bear game

Revival Vinyl played a live set

More Brave the Shave

More The Little Princess Trust hair donations

The all-important Raffle Prize Draw

Thanks to our local community and business’ for donating raffle prizes, and time and mostly for turning up and having a great time. With all of the activities and roughly 3500 raffle tickets sold we smashed our target!

The Folly Fights Cancer Team

Other images from the event!

We smashed our £5,000 target and are now at £7802!!

Samuel Cordery, known by pretty much everyone in the Folly Inn (and for his attachment issues to his beard), has agreed that if we reach £10,000 then he will brave the beard shave!

£2198 to go