The St.Werburgh Festival raised money for “Young People and Old Things’ in 2007. £1,000 donated to both Dodleston Primary School and Lache Infants School and also, £2,500 for Chester Cathedral’s Choir, to contribute towards a choral tour of Florida, USA. The “Old Things’ supported included £1,000 to maintain the Consistory Court at Chester Cathedral, £1,000 to renovate the Mystery Play quilt and £1,000 to create a play corner and buy hymn books at St.John’s Church, Chester. The group involved with the Festival, a one-off, undertook a four day 70-mile pilgrimage from Hanbury in Staffordshire to Chester.
The group also held a sponsored beard a forerunner of Mouvember as they decided not to shave from February 3, which is St. Werburgh’s Feast Day, to June 21, which is St. Werburgh Saints Day, commemorating the Translation of the Relics from Hanbury to Chester Cathedral. The Monks journey is based on the Translation of St.Werbugh’s Relics over the same route 1,100 years ago in 907.
The events and more importantly their support were a big success. Marketing PRojects covered all press activities for the events and news coverage.
“An excellent reception. The Festival Service in the Cathedral was a wonderful finale. Thank you and Jane for your professional contribution in raising awareness.”
Chairman, St.Werburgh Festival