Festival link with children’s cancer charity

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GLASGOWBURY will this year link with a local cancer charity as this year’s official partner.

The NICFC help and support children living with cancer and their families through difficult times, offering practical, emotional and financial support.

The local organisation help hundreds of families through hard times every year but will aim to put a smile on people’s faces as they climb the hill to Glasgowbury 2012.

As well as having a physical presence on site to raise awareness of their work, the festival will also welcome back the ‘Busk Stop’ which will see performances from festival acts and some special guests throughout the day who will play to raise money for the charity – members of the public are also encouraged to pick up an instrument and play.

“As a charity ourselves, we understand the importance of raising awareness and funds to continue year round activities,” said festival organiser Paddy Glasgow.

“Each year Glasgowbury works closely with a designated charity to raise awareness and some much needed resources for a worthwhile cause and we’re delighted to be helping out such a hard working charity this year.

“The Busk Stop is something we introduced in 2010 to encourage acts to continue the party after their set but we’re excited that this year it will have a purpose and as well as seeing some acts up close and personal, including some special guests, people will have the chance to donate to the charity.”

Sorcha Chipperfield from the NICFC said “I’m so grateful to Glasgowbury for giving NICFC the opportunity to get involved with the festival and raise awareness for the charity.

“NICFC can only continue to provide help and support to these children and their families with the support from the local community and from organisations such as Glasgowbury. We’re so excited to see what the festival has to offer and really hope that everyone has a great time.

“People can help us to raise funds by donating at the festival, or by texting GLAS70 £1 to 70070

“Your support will help NICFC to support children, teenagers and young people living with cancer in Northern Ireland, and their families so thank you.”

For more information, contact Niall at Glasgowbury any time: 028 796 28428 / 077 423 36615