The 2019 Kilburn Feast aimed to maintain the long-standing tradition of bringing the village closer together and to ensure all have fun whilst raising money for these local charities.
The 2019 Feast was very successful raising £6,400 and bringing much joy to young and old alike. This success was only possible because of a lot of hard work by the Friends of the Feast, other villagers and Thirsk Rotary, plus the generous support of sponsors.
The biggest beneficiary will be Freddie Thompson. Freddie, aged just three, had aggressive neuroblastoma. Sadly, he has since died.
The Feast has made donations to:
Freddie’s Fight Charity £2,600
Thirsk Rotary £1,125
Yorkshire Air Ambulance £312
Kilburn Institute £1,125
St. Mary’s P.C.C. £800
Other charities £400
The Friends of Kilburn Feast thank villagers and many members of the Thirsk Rotary who freely give their time and support and the Feast’s sponsors for their generosity.
The famous Kilburn 7-mile Road Race, with over 280 entrants, resulted in a near-record course time. A traditional, family-friendly, village fete was enjoyed by hundreds, with games, stalls, a bar, food, live music, circus clowns, Punch & Judy, duck races, a bouncy castle, a Grand Raffle and much more.
Late afternoon, a well-attended open-air church service, took place.