Festival Republic's Charity Work
Back in the mid-90’s we were the first company to introduce a charity donation at the Guest List of our music festivals; common practice today, it was a big move at the time, with everyone from A-list celebs to friends of the bands asked to put their hands in their pockets and give generously.
These days the combined guest list donations at Latitude, Big Chill, Reading and Leeds Festivals alone raise around £250,000 each year, every penny of which goes directly to the charities involved, while collections from the public at the arena entrances also make a big contribution, and we can look back at over a million pounds raised so far…quite an achievement! We’d love you to read about the charities we work with, keep an eye out for them at the festivals and say hi, or check out their websites.
We also know reading about the troubles of people around the world doesn’t grab attention the way it once did. And powerful images which used to be able to mobilise fail to have the same impact today, as they fight for the attention of a media savvy, news weary world. But you can never fail to move a person when they see something first hand and that was the idea behind our volunteer projects, where we took festival goers to see and join in some of the projects we fund. Read their trip reports below.
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