Festival-goers ‘rock out’ for animal charity

Party in the Ark festival. Organisers and helpers. EMN-180608-090530001
Party in the Ark festival. Organisers and helpers. EMN-180608-090530001

Record numbers attended this year’s Park in the Ark festival - with music lovers doing their bit to help animals in need.

The annual event was held at Abi’s Hotel for Cats in Boston - in aid of Lincs Ark Animal Welfare - and was thought to be the ‘busiest one yet’.

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Louise Kirkland 10, Heather Kirkland, Bailey Sheridan 11 of Lincs Ark Animal Welfare. EMN-180608-090446001

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Louise Kirkland 10, Heather Kirkland, Bailey Sheridan 11 of Lincs Ark Animal Welfare. EMN-180608-090446001

Along with live music from various bands, there was children’s entertainment, face-painting, fair games, stalls, a massage tent and beer tent.

Jo Roberts from Abi’s Hotel For Cats said: “We had around 400 people over the weekend and around 35 campers. It was definitely our best year yet - and we managed to raise £2,145 for Lincs Ark.”

Rachel Everitt from Lincs Ark said: “This was possibly our busiest one yet. I want to add how grateful we are to Ray Thompson and Jo Roberts from the cattery for the time and effort they put in to arranging the event for our benefit this and previous years - and it seems to be growing. The money raised is so valuable to our small local charity.”

l For details about Lincs Ark visit www.lincsark.co.uk.

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Kev Storr and Kev Martin. EMN-180608-090601001

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Kev Storr and Kev Martin. EMN-180608-090601001

Party in the Ark festival. Leftovers performing EMN-180608-090508001

Party in the Ark festival. Leftovers performing EMN-180608-090508001

Party in the Ark festival. Leftovers performing EMN-180608-090457001

Party in the Ark festival. Leftovers performing EMN-180608-090457001

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Mick Core, Jackie Core, Andrea Stevens, Natalie Walklate. EMN-180608-090519001

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Mick Core, Jackie Core, Andrea Stevens, Natalie Walklate. EMN-180608-090519001

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Sarah Robinson and Ellen Franklin of Boston. EMN-180608-090541001

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Sarah Robinson and Ellen Franklin of Boston. EMN-180608-090541001

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Dave Overton, Ava Horrey 9, Lily-Grace Horrey 12, Helen Horrey and Sean Horrey of Boston. EMN-180608-090551001

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Dave Overton, Ava Horrey 9, Lily-Grace Horrey 12, Helen Horrey and Sean Horrey of Boston. EMN-180608-090551001

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Ken Gardner, Danny Nuttell, Dave Nuttell, Cyn Gardner, Debbie Nuttell. EMN-180608-090435001

Party in the Ark festival. L-R Ken Gardner, Danny Nuttell, Dave Nuttell, Cyn Gardner, Debbie Nuttell. EMN-180608-090435001