HUNDREDS gathered to listen to toe-tapping music and to raise money for a good cause.

PaxFest in Chipping Campden had around 500 visitors travel from across the Cotswolds to enjoy live music in Paxford Village Green.

Bands came from across the South to raise £8,000 for four local charities in the area on July 29.

Katharine House Hospice in Moreton, North Cotswold Foodbank, Blockley Educational Trust and Paxford Village Hall all received £2,000 each.

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Evesham Journal: Hundreds flocked to the park.Hundreds flocked to the park. (Image: Antonia Deutsch)

Geoff Bolam, a local musician and organiser of PaxFest, said: “We set out to create a proper music festival covering a range of musical genres, with talented artists playing some of their own material and more familiar songs.

"I’m delighted by the success of PaxFest - it’s great to be able to support local charities, promote talented musicians and have a lot of fun at the same time!”

The funky acid jazz band ‘Tunehead’ headlined and was supported by acts that included ‘The Peas’ from Warwick, ‘Firewatchers' from Malvern and ‘Alex and the Wonderland' travelling from South London.

After morning showers, the sun emerged in the afternoon to entice people to the event.

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Evesham Journal: The Peas played at PaxFest.The Peas played at PaxFest. (Image: Antonia Deutsch)

PaxFest was enjoyed by people of all ages and brought the 300-strong community of Paxford together, along with visitors from nearby Chipping Campden, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh and Shipston.

PaxFest was sponsored by 13 local businesses, with local builders NJN Design and Build Ltd, Northcot Brick and the Co-op making substantial donations.

AMAZING NEWS - £8000 raised for Charity!

A spokesperson for PaxFest added: "We are delighted to announce that following a wonderful PaxFest last Saturday, we raised an amazing £8000 for our nominated charities.

"This is far in excess of what we'd hoped for, and we would like to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone that came and brought food, drinks, raffle & tombola tickets, which all contributed to the total!

"Katharine House Hospice, North Cotswold Foodbank, Paxford Village Hall and The Blockley Educational Trust will all be receiving payments this week."