WINCHESTER students staged a one-off event this bank holiday to raise money for charity.

The ‘Street Arts’ programme from the University of Winchester held the Kick Arts event yesterday from 11am until 3.30pm in a bid to raise cash for Sutton Scotney based children’s hospice, Naomi House.

It brought together a range of societies from across the University, and included yoga workshops, the Winchester Spirits (cheerleading society), break-dancers, performances by Fuzzy Logic, circus workshops and face painting.

The free event aimed to connect students with the local community, and stemmed from the Rotaract Club and the Street Arts programme.

Neil Gliddon, a Street Arts student and performer, said: “The main idea behind the festival is a celebration of the arts. However, we also want to bring together a community. All the money raised will be going to a good cause.”

The Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Ernie Jeffs and Barbara Jeffs, also attended.