Money goes to charity, ie:
Mali Development Project, Pakistan Earthquake Appeal, Truck Club Juniors, Donnington Doorstep, Tierra Santa Orphanage, Medicine for Chernobyl , Parasol Project, Amnesty International, McMillan Trust, Uganda Art Aid, Damascus Bus, Steventon Boys Football Club, Steventon School.
Many of them are self-explanatory, some less so, so here’s a brief run-through: Parasol Project embodies our commitment to supporting improved disabled access, in this case for young people, to all manner of activities. The Mali Development project is also focused on young people and is one of our main charities. Recent donations have been in support of their peer education programme to help teenagers help themselves and others in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS in their country. Tierra Santa is something slightly more retro, the younger members of the festival’s first family, The Bennetts, used to raise money for the orphanage by putting on concerts as young teenagers. Nothing changes! Moving on, Donnington Doorstep is a local children’s centre and you can see the staff in action at Truck, manning the children’s tent. Last but not least we might explain that Medicine for Chernobyl is a project that brings kids over every year to our fair shores to give them medical and dental treatment that they can’t really get at home.
So buy your tickets now and when you arrive be sure to drink plenty of beer and or banana smoothies, whilst munching on a burger and wearing the festival t-shirt. When you get home, re-live some of the highlights by putting on the festival CD. All of these rather basic of human activities help support these worthy causes.