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Dorset Seafood Festival To Make Major Charity Donation

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8:25am 14th July 2014
(Updated 8:26am 14th July 2014)

Organisers of the Dorset Seafood Festival say it's been another overwhelming success.

The two day event was held around the harbourside in Weymouth over the weekend, and drew record crowds.

Profits from the festival are going to the Fishermen's Mission charity.

Roger Dalton from the Festival told Wessex FM it's now a landmark event.

"There's a buzz and expectation around the town.  It's been more successful and everybody has enjoyed themselves and had a good time. We've tried some new things this year, like the whelk revival and that's gone tremendously well.  It's become established as a major event."

"You talk to the hoteliers and there are only three dates in the year when there's no occupancy in the town - and this is one of them. Someone actually told me there were no rooms available in a 20 mile radius of the town.  Hopefully this year will be able to give a £10,000 donation to the Fishermen's Mission."

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