This September the Studhambury Committee braved the rain and held the fourth Studhambury Festival in aid of CLIC Sargent. There were even more prizes donated for the tombola and auctions than previous years - an amazing feat and just one example of the generosity of the residents of this village.
Crowds were lured by brilliant music from local band, Toffees. The barbecue helpers were on hand to ensure that guests, including the Mayor of Leighton-Linslade Town Council, were watered and fed.
CLIC Sargent volunteers were also present at the event and Charlotte Crowl, who was supported by CLIC Sargent when she was younger, talked about her own experience. The audience was incredibly inspired and moved by Charlotte and her story and proceeds from her book, Cancer | The Hidden Truth, are to go to CLIC Sargent.
Dancing in the rain
Studham locals came together to raise over £6,300 to support CLIC Sargent. A newlywed couple, who heard the music from the village hall across the road, had one of their first dances in the rain.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Catherine Cadman said: "I continue to be amazed by the Studham community. We were all a little nervous about the turn out, since the weather was not on our side, but it just goes to show that their community spirit never falters.
"And what a huge amount raised! This will really help us to continue to provide our vital services to children and young people with cancer, and their families. Thank you to everyone!"