Sand sculpture festival raises more than £1,500

PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 October 2015

Weston sand sculpture

Weston sand sculpture

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WESTON sand sculpture festival came to a conclusion at the weekend, after celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Despite fears over the event’s future, organisers confirmed last year a ‘flurry of support’ ensured the festival went ahead as planned. The dizzying range of sculptures added up to about 5,000 tonnes of sand, costing £30,000.

This year’s theme was a celebration of the decade by paying tribute to previous themes, including Under the Sea, The Jungle, and Great Britain.

Organiser Alec Messchaert said in April: “Weston has always been close to our heart but having to completely dismantle the site each year was extremely disheartening and extremely expensive. We (were) inundated with support from local businesses and authorities so we couldn’t leave without celebrating our 10th birthday.”

The final day of the festival saw organisers total up the amount raised for charity, which stood at £1,517 for Myeloma UK.

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