A FESTIVAL has raised more than £10,000 for five charities.

Kendal Calling has raised £12,000 for five long-standing charity partners - North West Air Ambulance Charity, Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind, St John's Ambulance and Hospice at Home. The festival raised the cash from donations, merchandise sales and ticket donations.

Festival founder Andy Smith said: " The money raised for our charities by the incredible Kendal Calling family is testament to how amazing our attendees are, and how much their hard work truly is recognised.”