Over £100,000 Raised For Charity at Truck Festival 2019
A MASSIVE thank you!
2019 was a vintage year for Truck Festival. The sellout event, basked by the glorious UK sunshine, welcomed Foals, Wolf Alice, Two Door Cinema Club, Slaves, Lewis Capaldi and many more. And now, we can reveal it raised a record breaking £103,000 for charity, smashing 2018’s figure by £30,000!
Each year, we works alongside the local community to raise vital funds for Oxford-based charities as well as those internationally. The money goes towards a number of different causes, from covering the cost of the Darby & Joan Club’s (the village social group for seniors) Christmas dinner to the Steventon Church Bell Fund Appeal, with Truck making a substantial contribution to having the bells rehung.
The majority of this figure was raised by the numerous charities that work in the Feel Good Food Tent, which brought in an amazing £89,000. These food stalls, which help cater the event with a delicious assortment of food and drinks, are run by volunteers and donate 100% of its profits to charity.
It now means that Truck Festival has raised over £350,000 for local, national and international charities in the past six years. Speaking on the increasing success, farmer Richard Binning said: “The charities that have raised money at truck include…. in the past range from Steventon Church and Preschool to the Batemans Trust, a charity based in Chennai, India aiming to transform the lives of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are rebuilding a school and a new site – Truck Festival is one of the major fundraising events for this project.”
See the full list and further information about the charities helped by 2019’s event below:
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
Helen & Douglas House
Newbury Riding for the Disabled
Oxford Hospital Charity
Royal British Legion
Steventon Darby & Joan Club
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