Worcester Music Festival presented a cheque for £5307.15 to their chosen charity, Worcestershire Association of Carers.

The festival, which took place from 14-16 September, hosted over 200 bands and performers in 20 venues and saw thousands of music fans descend upon the city centre for a weekend of live music and art. Festival goers, volunteers and venues donated throughout the weekend, with all money going directly to the charity which supports carers across the county.

Nicola Boraston, Festival Director said,

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the public in their support of this local charity which is so close to all of our hearts and impacts on so many people. The venues, bands, promoters, sound engineers and volunteers have all worked incredibly hard to raise awareness of the amazing work carried out. We’re delighted that so much money has been raised.

The festival team would like to offer thanks to those who helped to make the weekend a success and those who donated so generously.”

Carole Cumino, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Association of Carers said:

“On behalf of everyone at the charity, I would like to say thank you to everyone involved with the Festival. We have been blown away by the support and efforts they have made and cannot thank everyone enough for their time. It was a fantastic honour to receive the cheque and it will make a big difference to the charity. We are well aware of the power of music to heal and we intend to use the funds to support our carers choir which helps so many carers throughout the year.”

Over the course of the weekend, volunteers could be found with donation buckets whilst the charity team gained attention in their fantastic fancy dress outfits which included safari animals and mime artists.

Worcester Music Festival will soon be opening up applications from local charities to apply to be beneficiaries of the 2019 festival.


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