We’re delighted to announce that Larmer Tree Festival has raised £10,336.96 in total this for our official partner charity, Julia’s House Children’s Hospice!
It’s the second year we’ve been working with the charity, who support children with life limiting illnesses and their families in Wiltshire and Dorset, to raise essential funds. We want to say a MASSIVE thank you for all your help – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Throughout the year you’ve been voluntarily donating when you bought 2016 tickets, which made up over half of the money raised. Director Rob’s sponsored cycle ride in March also received great support with over £3,000 raised, and then there was the popular Jamie Cullum Meet and Greet competition where people donated to enter. The festival team got involved with smaller events, such as selling waistcoats for Julia’s House at the Sixpenny Handley Waistcoat Festival and organising raffles, which helped tot up those totals before the festival.
At the festival, volunteers from the charity created a popular, colourful area on the Family Lawns, where they ran sensory play sessions, fun family games and hair garland making workshops. They also joined the Carnival on the Sunday with collection buckets.
Community Fundraising Manager for Julia’s House, Jacqui Greenhaf, said “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the festival team and to be part of such an amazing event.”
“This money will make a real difference to the families we help, families struggling to cope with the round-the-clock demands of caring for a very sick child. With just five per cent government funding we rely on the support of events like this to be able to provide a lifeline for local families.”
Alongside their ongoing commitment to helping families in their own homes and in their Dorset hospice, Julia’s House are building another hospice in Wiltshire which should open next year. To learn more about the charity visit the Julia’s House website.