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Wealth management firm celebrates 10-year association with literature festival

Written by Peter Davison.

Genevieve Clarke and Kay Newman of Marlborough LitFest with Myles Palmer and Teresa Norsworthy of Brewin DolphinWealth management company Brewin Dolphin has is celebrating a decade-long association with its home town's popular literature festival.

And last week, lead sponsor Brewin Dolphin staff handed over a cheque for £55,000 – representing the total its has donated since the event began – to volunteers from Marlborough LitFest.

Myles Palmer, divisional director of Brewin Dolphin, said: “As an office, we believe it is very important to be involved in local activities and we are delighted to have supported the efforts of the Marlborough LitFest since it started 10 years ago.

"The festival has been a great success and the Committee always feature a fantastic line-up of brilliant authors. Over the years, the festival has grown in popularity and is now a highlight in people’s diaries as one of the best events here in Marlborough."

Kay Newman of Marlborough LitFest, said: “The festival could not have got started in 2010 without the initial financial donation from Brewin Dolphin and is grateful for its continued support.

"It’s been great to work with Brewin Dolphin over the past 10 years and we hope this partnership can continue. As Marlborough LitFest is a charity, support from local organisations and individuals is really important to us.”

Authors announced to date for the tenth year line-up (26 to 29 September, 2019), include Chocolat author Joanne Harris, poets Ben Okri Carol Ann Duffy, crime writer Ian Rankin, and historical fiction writer Robert Harris.