Charities, chosen by Festival Angel volunteers, are set to receive £220 each from the £5000 raised through left luggage at this years Festival in Bramham Park, Leeds.
Coordinator of Leeds Festival Angels, Reverend Andy Nicholson, says, "It is fantastic that the left luggage facility has raised £5000 which we are then able to distribute to worthy causes across the region. The Festival Angel volunteers have nominated the charities chosen and many of them have a personal connection with the charity."
The charities that will benefit are:
Alzheimer's Society - alzheimers.org.uk
Boro Angels - boroangels.co.uk
Bradford NightStop - bradfordnightstop.org.uk
Christians Against Poverty - capuk.org
Christians in Calderdale Schools - cicscalderdale.org.uk
CNI (Christian Nightlife Initiatives) Network - cninetwork.org
Christians Together Calderdale - christianstogether.org.uk
Equine Pathways - equinepathways.co.uk
Family Fund - familyfund.org.uk
Imperial Crusaders Band, Sowerby Bridge
In2Out - In2Out.org.uk
Leeds Samaritans - samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-leeds
Leeds Street Angels - leedsstreetangels.org.uk
Martin House - martinhouse.org.uk
Mercy UK - mercyuk.org
Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia - Sheffield Children's Hospital - pactfriends.co.uk
Rainbow Junk-tion - rainbowjunktion.org.uk
St Lukes CARES / Shine Project - theshineproject.org.uk
Simon On The Streets - simononthestreets.co.uk
Special Effect - specialeffect.org.uk
The Crypt, Leeds - stgeorgescrypt.org.uk
The Meeting Point Cafe - meetingpointcafe.org.uk
The Piece Hall Trust, Halifax - thepiecehall.co.uk
Youth for Christ Calderdale - yfccalderdale.org.uk
Festival Angels was established in 2011. This year 160 volunteers ran the Lost Property and Left Luggage tent, a Prayer Cafe and detached teams who patrolled across the festival site.
For more information on the work of Festival Angels and to apply as a volunteer in 2018 visit leedsfestivalangels.org.
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Pictures (please credit Magda Szymanska)
top: Festival Angels at work in the Lost Property / Left Luggage tent
bottom: Brian 'Head' Welch, lead guitarist in the band Korn, speaking in the Prayer Cafe