22nd July 2023

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Supporting Charity

Buckfest is as much about raising funds for local charities and good causes as it is about the music.

We’re really proud of the fantastic donations we’ve made to local charities and good causes following Buckfest 2022 and to celebrate we’ll be having our official presentation evening at Buckden Village Club on Saturday 29th October! The fantastic Highway Star UK will be playing – they blew us away at Buckfest and we’re looking forward to having a night off to enjoy some great music, great company and to say thank you to our fantastic sponsors, Friends of Buckfest and wonderful volunteers.

Huntingdon Society for the Blind – £4000
Will enable them to purchase a branded gazebo for when they attend events away from their headquarters and more importantly to upgrade their garden area behind the shop so that the garden can be used all year round

Huntingdon Cancer Care Network – £4000
Allows them to confidently plan to hold their annual conference and book Yoga , Pilates and gym sessions at their base in Huntingdon together with ensuring that their nurses are equipped to help patients and families dealing with all aspects of cancer treatment. 

Three Pillars feeding the Homeless – £4000
Will be able to supply tents, sleeping bags clothes and toiletries to the increasing number of homeless on our streets.

Buckden Explorers – £1000
Every year the Explorers do amazing work at Buckfest keeping the arena clear of rubbish, handing out water to volunteers and generally being available to assist Festival attendees all day. Their help is invaluable to us and we are so pleased to be able to give back to them via our donation to help them with their activities and equipment needs.

Buckden Junior Football Club – £625
The coaches of Buckden Junior Football Club Teams will be wearing their Buckfest sponsored training tops for the next 2 seasons. If you get a chance, go along and support the teams when they play. Thank you to all the coaches who give so much of their time for free to coach and support the teams.

Pacing 4Pat – £500
A couple who walked from Glasgow to St Neots, a distance of 350 miles, to raise funds for Hectors House, an organisation that raise awareness of suicide prevention and assist anyone who needs help. Pat Kenny took his own life in 2020 and his brother George and Sister in Law Cindy walked from his birth City Glasgow to St Neots where Pat took his own life. 

Ukraine – £500
Buckfest pledged £500 to the fundraising that took place in Buckden to help Ukrainian refugees. The funds were paid to help those looking after families that were housed in and around Buckden. We are proud to have been able to help and thank all those who have helped and supported the Ukrainian families in this ongoing and terrible situation.

Buckden Pre-School – £300
A donation towards new play equipment. Every year the pre school outdoor play terrace is transformed into the main stage and their assistance and cooperation in enabling this to happen is very much appreciated.

Will Clarke – £250
Will is a member of Buckden Explorer Scouts who help during Buckfest by keeping the arena clear of rubbish, giving out water and generally helping all day during the festival. Will has been chosen as one of the UKs representatives at the 2023 World Scout Jamboree in South Korea. This is a fantastic opportunity and honour but one that Will has to fund himself and therefore we are delighted to donate £250 towards his fund raising, well done and good luck Will!

Buckden Scouts – £100
We are delighted to continue to support the Scouts who are an integral part of the village and congratulate them on the success of their beer festival.

Buckden School – £100
Rexroth is doing a CSR day at Buckden School on 25th Oct involving clearing up their pond area and getting it usable by the kids and painting the whole rear of the school. Rexroth is supplying the labour and associated equipment and Buckfest are delighted to be able to help!

Kev Loakes – £100
 Kev kindly donated equipment to enable us put up enhanced spotlighting on our main stage this year. Kev is a stalwart of Buckfest, helping set up and take down the festival and on the day is usually found flipping burgers on Days barbecue stall. Kev thank you so much and we are delighted to donate £100 to Buckden Scouts on your behalf.



Friends of Buckfest

Friends of Buckfest are the lovely people and local companies who supply goods, services and sponsorship to help us run the festival each year. We couldn’t run the festival without them.