Glastonbury Raised Over £3.7m For Good Causes in 2023

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By the end of 2023, Glastonbury Festival will have made payments of over £3.7m to charitable causes and campaigns.

Each year, the festival supports its Joint Charity partners OxfamWaterAid and Greenpeace – among  other projects and organisations both in the UK and overseas.

In response to the humanitarian crisis currently affecting the Middle East, festival organisers have donated towards the Red Cross’s Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory Appeal to provide immediate and urgent medical support for all those in need.

The Worthy Farm event also supported War Child with a donation towards their work in that region and for other children affected by war in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Closer to home, the festival lent its support to local British organisations such as homelessness charity  Centrepoint, and charities working with communities living in poverty across the UK such as FareshareFoodcycle and Beauty Banks.

 

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Other beneficiaries included UK charities working with refugees and asylum seekers, such as Safe Passage, who help children who arrive in the UK alone, the UK Refugee Council and Women for Refugee Women.

Bristol-based Young BristolBlack2Nature and Feeding Bristol, who all support families and young people in the Bristol area with a range of initiatives, were also provided with funding. As was the new Breast Cancer Unit at Yeovil Hospital.

In addition to the £3.7m, Glastonbury organisers have thanked everyone who donated to the Oxfam Crowdfunder DEC Appeal which raised over £1m towards the Syria-Turkey Earthquake response, and their online auction which raised £116,000 for the Trussell Trust.