Builders cash help for jazz festival

2014 Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. (s)
2014 Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. (s)

The 2015 Ribble Valley Jazz Festival has received financial help towards its marketing costs from local home builders Taylor Wimpey.

Currently working on Clitheroe’s Ribble Meadows development, the property company has donated £500 to help with marketing the musical event which is now a firm annual fixture for the Ribble Valley.

Chloe Dunn, Associate Sales Director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, said: “The jazz festival is a huge highlight in the Clitheroe calendar and clearly a fantastic community event, so we’re absolutely delighted to have been able to help out.”

There will be more than 30 live performances making up this year’s festival, involving more than 350 musicians and artists, with events running from Friday to Monday, covering the whole of the bank holiday weekend.

Festival organiser Geoff Jackson commented: “We usually welcome more than 4,000 visitors to the jazz festival and marketing is critical for us to drive this footfall, so we are delighted to have received this assistance from Taylor Wimpey.”