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Proceeds from two Frome Festival events go to the Mama Upendo Children’s Trust

WELL known local drummer, Jim White, gathered his jazz friends to play at the Granary on Sunday 7th July as part of the Frome Festival.

All the musicians donated their time and talents in aid of the Frome based charity: The Mama Upendo Children’s Trust which funds and manages an orphanage of 45 children in Kitui, Kenya

Jim White, with the previous chairman of the charity, Martin Bax, presented a cheque to Sarah Hillman, president, and Janet Millar, the new chair, for the proceeds of the night.

The small stage was packed with stunning talent and the audience were treated to inspiring and entertaining jazz. The organisers would like to thank the Frome Festival for their support.

Anyone wishing to support the charity please goes to

Pictured : l-r, Sarah Hillman, Martin Bax, Jim White and Janet Millar – picture courtesy of Mervyn Clingan – Taking Pictures


THE popular Frome Festival Food Feast was blessed by hot sunshine and Sarah Hillman and her big team of family and friends produced her usual fabulous East African food for the crowds. 

Sarah had been chopping and cooking for two days and a record amount of African food was consumed on the hottest day of the year with queues all along the river bank which were animated and entertained by the Frome Street Bandits and Acoustic plus.

The profits of her hard work are in aid of The Mama Upendo Children’s Trust. £1,367 was raised for the orphans and Sarah travels to Kenya next week to deliver this. Every single penny goes to the children in Kitui.

Pictured: l-r, Janet Millar (Chair of Mama Trust), Evette Hillman and Sarah Hillman (president Mama Trust) – pictures courtesy of Mervyn Clingan – Taking Pictures