Larmer Tree will be working with the children’s hospice for the next two years.
Following our brilliant partnership with the Dorset and Wiltshire charity this year, we’re delighted to announce they’ll be our official charity partner over the next couple of years. This partnership will run alongside the exciting expansion of the charity into Wiltshire where a new Hospice is due to open in 2017, with work beginning next year. We’re looking forward to helping them in any way we can!
“In 2015 the work and values of Julia’s House really resonated with our team and our festival audience. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the staff and some of the families the charity supports over the year, and whilst we had a great year we all felt there was more we could do together. We’re really excited and have some great ideas to get even more of our audience, acts, staff and volunteers involved with Julia’s House for 2016.” Hannah Hibbert, Communications Manager, Larmer Tree Festival.
We rounded up our 2015 charity campaign by presenting the beautiful blanket, crocheted by festival-goers, to the Dorset Hospice. Over eighty individual audience-members got involved in making this lovely creation, and it will go to one of the families supported by the Hospice in Dorset – so thank you if you made one of those ‘Granny squares’!
Exciting plans are already being made for activities to keep you, the audience, involved in raising the charity’s profile and much needed funds, which go towards supporting the Hospices and care in Dorset and Wiltshire communities, so keep an eye out!
To begin the fundraising campaign, festival-goers will be encouraged to make a small donation when they buy tickets.
“We are so delighted that the Larmer Tree Festival has decided to continue our partnership for 2016 and beyond. It was fantastic to work together in 2015 and we can’t wait to get started on plans for next year. Julia’s House cares for children and their families in both Dorset and Wiltshire and with only 6% of our funding coming from the government we rely heavily in the support of the Community and the kindness of people such as the wonderful audience at the Larmer Tree Festival!” Amy Kidd, Community Fundraiser, Julia’s House.