Its crazy to think that we was apart of the magic that was going down at the amazing world that is BOOMTOWN festival this year, Paperchasers Ink was bringing the tattoo vibe to the fest and had our zone setup in the Oldtown district and it even more crazy to think that Boomtown hit a record-breaking number of how much money they raised this year for charity.. big money mean big change and with a massive £116,000 in the pot, a lot of good can be done
''BOOMTOWN FESTIVAL IS AMAZING AND ITS EVEN MORE AMAZING ON HOW MUCH THEY RAISED THIS YEAR''
When you have so much of the local people being affected each year when 60,000 people desend onto Wiltshire its only right that Boomtown give something back to the people who have to live in the area for the rest of the year and we love that!
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance will receive a donation of £8,148 to support their vital services in the area through the long-standing stewarding partnership.
The Rose Road Association, based in Southampton raised £1,020.72 to ensure disability is not a barrier.
Guestlist donations collected at the entrance gates were supplemented by Boomtown to raise £10,000 for the five parishes that border the festival site.
Locally focused activities this year included the first ever Local Farmers' Market at the festival, the South Downs National Park Trust running one of the forest school sessions in the Kidztown area, teaching those in attendance about the local wildlife that can be found within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the SDNP. And in the lead up to the event the festival they worked on a number of outreach projects in the Winchester area including; Naomi’s House, Trinity Winchester, Cheriton Primary School by hosting interactive carnival music, theatre and costume making workshops to be a part of the vibrant Kidztown Carnival at the festival so even the kids was doing creative stuff and thats always a good thing!
And its not the locals who get some love
National and Global Support:
In addition to the money raised for local specific charities, a phenomenal £84,302.50 was raised for national and international charities, with £49,009 raised via the Oxfam Stewarding Partnership plus a further £13,000 through their onsite shop in Mayfair. My Cause, a multi-charity stewarding organisation, collected just over £10,000 for a over 1,600 different charitable organisations.
Other charities included:
Greenpeace had a stall in Whistlers Green area to raise awareness for their global projects raised £5,500
TEMWA, (Malawi Charity) ran the festival’s onsite Lost and Found and information stands raising £5,000
Love Specs had a stall and workshop and raised £1,540 to help projects and communities in Malawi
Energy Revolution - collaborative festival venture to minimise the carbon footprint of festivals raised £927.50 via ticket donations
The Purple Community Fund On site stall in Whistlers Green raised £866 to help the Philippines break the cycle of poverty through education, welfare and livelihood programs
The Samaritans were on site and provided a safe place for anyone who wanted to talk helping them to forge their own path
Long Live South Bank were fundraising to restore sections of the legendary skateboarding spot - the Southbank Undercroft
Safe Gigs for Women were on the ground providing support to women who face gender equality issues with interactive workshops and support.
WATCH THE OFFICAL BOOMTOWN AFTERMOVIE FROM THIS YEAR