CGO Ecology recently made a significant donation to Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival, becoming a Bronze sponsor. The two-day community event is run by a committee of volunteers and relies on such donations.

The festival features over 120 local traders, selling everything from biltong, bratwurst and olives to artisan cheese, seafood and gelato. The cookery theatre stages demonstrations from a wide range of local and celebrity chefs. The Little Craft Shack curate ‘Crafts on the Green’ – a selection of arts and crafts stalls. Plus, there are two stages of live music and a treasure hunt and free activities for the kids all weekend.

Director of CGO Ecology, Chris Gleed-Owen, says of the gift: “Since living in Highcliffe, I’ve seen this event go from strength to strength. Coming back after a two-year break due to Covid was no mean feat. Festival organisers still incurred costs for the two cancelled events, so had to work hard to get extra sponsorship in 2022. The event was incredible – it brought loads of visitors to the area, and the atmosphere was brilliant. I hope that our donation will contribute to an even bigger and better event this year.”

Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2023.