MONEY raised from one of Malvern's most popular summer events has been handed over to its chosen charity.

St Richard's Hospice, Headway and Water Rescue UK all received £600 following Mappfest, which went ahead earlier this summer.

Ria Simmons (St Richard's Hospice), Mandie Fitzgerald (Headway) and Richard Bailey (Water Rescue UK) all collected their cheques following the festival, which went ahead for the first time since the pandemic.

Organiser Andy Mapp said: "Despite only being on for one day this year and torrential rain on the day itself, the Mappfest cleared £1,800 for our chosen charities.

"Against all the odds it all worked like clockwork and everyone, volunteers, performers and festival goers alike thoroughly enjoyed themselves."

Mr Mapp also confirmed that while the festival is going ahead for another year, he is to stand down due to ill health.

He added: "After 12 years I have stood down from the festival, due to ill health.

"I'm confident that the festival will grow bigger and better in the future, with a new vibrant committee to take the Mappfest to the next level.

"I have already booked Malvern Common for June 18 and 19, 2022."