Weston band donates cash to charities after music festival success

The Steepholmers presentation

Weston mayor James Clayton with The Steepholmers at a presentation to Weston Lions and RNLI Weston. - Credit: Gary Taylor

Weston's sea shanty band has donated £5,000 to two charities after the group's hugely successful music festival.

The Steepholmers put on the town's first

Successful sea shanty festival to return next year

The Dorset Wrecks - The Steepholmers

A new music festival for Weston has been hailed as a huge success - bringing performers to the town from all of the country and raising thousands for charity.

from August 6-8 which saw more than 50 bands from all over the UK playing at venues across the town to raise money for Weston Lions and RNLI Weston.

The Steepholmers presentation

Steepholmers Treasurer David Stott presenting donations to Lions past president Les Cumming and Peter Elmont from RNLI Weston. - Credit: Robin Whitlock

The Steepholmers performed at a presentation ceremony in the Sovereign Centre, before handing over the donations to the Lions past president, Les Cumming, and the fundraising chairman of Weston RNLI, Peter Elmont.

Members of the band thanked all the sponsors, performers, venues, collectors and volunteers who supported the event, as well as members of the public for their donations.

Weston mayor James Clayton attended the ceremony and thanked the band for organising the festival, which brought the community together.

The festival is set to take place again next year from August 5-7.