Great news from our third major charity partner, Oxfam, who declared 2011 their best Glastonbury Festival ever. Says Sarah Farquhar, Oxfam’s Head of Retail: "The three Oxfam shops on the Worthy Farm site took nearly £60,000 over the weekend. An absolute record and due I’m sure to the extra publicity you generated for us after the terrible Wastesaver clothing warehouse fire.
"This will be added to this year’s much-needed Glastonbury Festival charitable donation which has now been received. Oxfam is currently looking for support for the East African Drought Appeal. This is the biggest humanitarian crisis in Africa for a generation and Oxfam is working with other charities and agencies to make sure support reaches the areas that need it most."
For more information on the East African Drought appeal, head to oxfam.org.uk.
Meanwhile Oxfam’s UK fundraising continues. Michael Eavis will be in Bridgwater, Somerset on Saturday August 6 for a very special free concert in the town centre – starring the Bootleg Beatles – to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Bridgwater Oxfam shop after an extensive refit. See the Bootlegs, plus a host of local bands and entertainers, on a fun day out starting at midday. Michael Eavis led the local campaign to keep the Oxfam shop open.
We are also pleased to report that some 2011 Glastonbury Festival goers have made donations towards the new Bridgwater Oxfam Shop. Thank you! Your support is very much appreciated.