THE first ever Bremfest has proved a roaring success despite inclement weather, raising over £3,000 for charity.

Over 300 people attended the festival at the Dumbpost Inn in Bremhill, despite inclement weather, raising a significant amount of money for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.

Event organiser, Terry Franks, said: "We were keeping an eye on the weather in the week leading up to the event and were really concerned that it was going to be a washout.

"However, the weather was kind enough and over 300 people turned up to enjoy great live music from local bands."

The festival was kindly sponsored by Steve and Caroline, landlords of The Dumbpost Inn, and organisers are already planning for next year.

Rebecca de la Bedoyere, Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s fundraising manager, said: “We are so grateful to the organisers of Bremfest for their hard work, and to the local community who so generously supported the event and helped raise vital funds for our life-saving service.

"It costs the charity £2.5 million a year to operate, and every penny raised at Bremfest will help ensure we can continue to be there for the people of Wiltshire when they need us most.”

Jennie Shaw, chairman of Wiltshire Bobby Van, also expressed her sincerest thanks to organisers.

Next year's Bremfest will be held on July 16.