THE SKY was the limit for kite-flying fundraisers at Lydiard Park.

Members of Moose International fundraising group collected almost £70 for the Swindon Cancer Appeal at the town's 13th annual kite festival.

To date the Appeal, to raise £600,000 over three years to provide cancer care, has raised £90,972.

Giant novelty kites, stunt displays and trade stalls kept spectators busy during the event, hosted by the Swindon-based White Horse Kite Flyers.

Arthur Miller, 65, of Westminster Road, Toothill, Swindon, was out with his Macmillan collecting tins.

Arthur, who has been a Moose member for six years, said: "It was quite tiring. I got soaked through twice on Saturday and sunstroke on Sunday.

"But it was all worth it. Moose will be supporting Macmillan for another year.

"We are happy to go wherever we can to collect money for the charity."

Festival organiser David Robinson, 55, said the event had gone down a storm with kite flyers.

He said: "People came from all over the country, and also from the USA.

"We also had a stunt team who took part in the world championships in France recently.

"The car park was overflowing and we were really chuffed with the support from the public.

"We read about the appeal in the Evening Advertiser over the last few weeks and thought Macmillan Cancer Relief was a worthwhile charity to support."

And Graziella Campisano, the appeal manager, was equally thrilled with the event's success. She said: "We are delighted as the Moose Members dedicated a whole weekend to collecting for the appeal even though the weather wasn't very nice.

"But they committed themselves to complete the collection and we are delighted with their effort. I'm pleased the event was enjoyed by so many kite fans."

White Horse Kite Flyers, founded in 1987, have 150 members and meet at Barbury Castle on the second Sunday of each month.

For more information and to confirm the club's meeting times call David on Swindon 824208.

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