Allotments festival proves to be a monster hit

Mae Lovell, six, looks at one the dozens of dinosaur sculptures made from driftwood created in the allotments

Mae Lovell, six, looks at one the dozens of dinosaur sculptures made from driftwood created in the allotments

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MAE Lovell enjoyed a close encounter with this wooden dinosaur at a fundraising day for city mental health chairty Restore.

She was among about 3,000 people at Saturday’s 23rd Elder Stubbs Festival at allotments in Rymers Lane, Cowley.

The Peter Pan-themed festival included a pirate treasure hunt, giant crocodile, the Lost Boys and Tinkerbell.

There were also food and charity stalls, live music, pony rides and a tombola.

Oxford Mail:

The Oxford Ukulele group perform at the festival                                                                                                                                  

Mae, six, of Stratford Street, Iffley Fields, said: “I thought the dinosaurs were amazing because I really like dinosaurs.

“My favourite part of the day was the tombola because I got a lolly.”

Festival co-ordinator Katie Rowell said: “The biggest aim is to raise awareness of mental health as an issue and also start to break down some of the misconceptions that people have.”

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