BoomTown Fair, the 38,000 capacity event held at the Matterley Estate nr. Winchester over 7th – 10th August 2014, has raised a huge £55,202 for a variety of charities from this year’s annual event. Various fundraising schemes have culminated in this bumper grand total which will be donated to numerous charities nationally and regionally and is the largest sum raised in BoomTown’s history!
The funds came through a variety of different initiatives including; £2 ticket donation from festival attendees, Christmas CD sales and Stewarding Partnerships.
The £6,734 raised by the £2 ticket donations has been matched by the organisers of BoomTown Fair resulting in a sizeable £13,468 all going towards charities and not for profit organisations within the region: Street Reach Winchester, Joe Glover Trust and Winchester Young Carers will receive a donation of £4,000 each, with the remaining £1,468 donated to three not-for-profit organisations within the immediate vicinity of the festival site based in Itchen Abbas, Tichborne and Twyford, to help put back into the communities that can be most affected by the festival.
Winchester & District Young Carers:
“That is AMAZING! £4,000 will make a huge difference to the lives of young carers and their families we work with. The money will enable us to continue with our weekly support groups that provide the young people with a safe place for them to share their thoughts feelings, needs and concerns. It will also enable us to continue to provide an activities programme that will give the young people time-out from their caring role, a chance to meet people in a similar situation to themselves and time to relax and have fun. A big thank you everyone who donated, it is much appreciated”
TICKETS ON SALE AT 7PM TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2014
Tier 1: £120 (5,000)
Tier 2: £135 (10,000)
Tier 3: £155 (25,000)
More ticket information will be available on the website from 4th November: www.boomtownfair.co.uk/tickets