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Gibfest is a fundraiser for Countess of Chester Hospital

Annual event in honour of friend David Venables

Gibfest was held on July 16

Oakmere was the venue for the 4th annual Gibfest, to raise funds for a dear friend and neighbour.

Originally organised by the Gibson family as a a tongue-in-cheek excuse for a festival style-party, the event, in July, was run this year to raise funds following the loss of their great friend and neighbour David Venables last November.

The event, at Easy Life Garden Machinery, was well attended by locals, friends, relatives and included many of the children’s friends from Delamere CE Academy.

David’s wife Tara and children Mia and Ava Venables joined Simon, Nicola, Ella and Alex Gibson in their fundraising.

All were kept entertained with a zip slide, 100’ assault course bouncy castle, fish and chip van and live music by Tim Trapp and Fifty Fingers Band.

The day and evening raised more than £3,000 for the Acute Medical Unit/Family room at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

This charity is close to David’s family as they were so well comforted by the staff there during David’s final days.

The Gibson and Venables family would like to thank all the people who donated their time and money to make the event a success.

Donations are still being accepted at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Gibfest2016

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