UK festivals team up to raise vital funds for France’s refugee camps

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44 tickets – 22 Festivals – 1 Great Cause. 

22 of the UK’s leading independent festivals have all come together with the aim of raising urgent funds and awareness for refugees in Northern France. They have all offered up a pair of festival tickets for the Ultimate Festival Prize Draw offering 22 lucky entrants the chance to win a pair of tickets to one of these incredible festivals.

Full list of 22 festivals involved:

Beatherder / Beautiful Days / Bestival / Boomtown / Camp Bestival / Dimensions / Eden / Forgotten Fields / Greenman / Kendal Calling / Larmer Tree / Love International / Love Saves the Day / Noisily / Nozstock / Outlook / Secret Garden Party / Shambala / Soundwave / Sunfall / Tokyo World / WOMAD.

The bulk of the funds raised will go towards Aid Box Convoy: Bristol - refugees in Grand Synthe project. Where the team have been supporting Medicine Sans Frontiers and other volunteers to help keep thousands of refugees alive through the winter months in one of the worst camps in the region due to restrictions placed on them by the authorities, many are struggling to meet even the most basic needs.

Where is the money going?

Aid Box Convoy was started by a passionate group of people from Bristol, many of whom have ties to the festival industry, ABC have been on the ground delivering and co-ordinating aid to get to the people who need it the very most in the smaller camps in Northern France since Early October. ABC’s work has been instrumental in keeping many of the now 3,000 displaced refugees alive in the camps they operate in throughout the winter. Appealing to the local councils and politicians to support the camp, as well as providing a consistent presence of volunteers on the camp who respond to the refugee’s basic needs and co-ordinate vital supplies such as arctic sleeping bags, wood, building supplies, fuel for the generator and many other sources to help provide basic levels of human rights.

"We are absolutely delighted to have this support from 22 of the UK’s leading festivals and could not have asked for a better platform to raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis happening on our doorstep. It is support like this that not only will raise much needed funds but also has the potential to trigger support from a large number of the UK population"  Imogen McIntosh – ABC

Over the past few months people from within the festival community have been pulling together in many ways to help as much as they can; setting up charitable projects, holding fundraising events, actively engaging their vast networks and individuals going to France to help on the ground by building shelters or volunteering; a significant difference has already been made but the hope is that collectively, so much more can be achieved:

We need your help! 

This situation is urgent and the hope is that the wider festival community will show their support to the organisers and the volunteers out on the ground by making voluntary donations to the cause, with the chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the festivals involved in the biggest ever combined festival fundraiser ever held! 

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£6,044

pledged of £7,000 goal (GBP)

87% pledged

743

backers

This project ended on Wednesday the 4th of May, 2016

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