Gates open in

27th July 2024

Line Up

Main Stage

Introducing Stage

Shed Stage

Supporting Charity

For 2024 the Buckfest Charity Partnership is with The Angels Foundation UK.

The Angels Foundation UK is a registered charity (1205725) which supports families who have fled domestic abuse throughout Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire.

It’s purpose is to bring comfort and hope to families fleeing domestic abuse, providing families with furniture, flooring, home comforts, social introductions to the community and free counselling services, through our ‘Back to Life’ support project.

You would think that the challenges facing families would end once they leave their abuser, but unfortunately, they don’t.

98% of social housing allocated to survivors of domestic abuse have no flooring, no white goods, no furniture

95% of domestic abuse survivors have experienced financial abuse, with no funds to provide basic household items

50% of domestic abuse survivors don’t have enough money for essentials for their children

Not having items such as beds, or a fridge – basic items they need to look after their family – is a significant contributor to why women feel they have no choice, but to return to an abusive perpetrator.

Hunts Community Cancer Network started as a two-year pilot project seeking to develop primary care-based cancer care in the community.  Initially a small team of 3 nurses including the founder, HCCN now has 9 nurses and an admin team, working across 29 GP surgeries in Huntingdonshire.

HCCN nurses are a home-based service based out of Hinchingbrooke Hospital, who supplement the work of the hospital and the doctors and nurses making life for their patients as simple as possible. They carry out interventions that allow patients to stay in their own home or stay working as much as possible during treatment. Far more than that they are an incredible support team to cancer patients and families. The charity side to the organisation works in partnership with the nurses, funding the gap that the NHS cannot fill. The charity provides extra nurse training and equipment and evidence based supportive activities such as health and wellbeing services, rehabilitation classes and nutritional advice.

HCCN provide opportunities for patients and families to meet in social settings across Huntingdonshire, in local village halls and community centres. The donation to be provided by Buckfest will go towards this ambition of meeting places for all Huntingdonshire Cancer patients and families.

The HCCN team will be at Buckfest, recognisable in their HCCN T Shirts, and they will be assisting us with the sale of Buckfest merchandise and their own fundraising as well.

We know everyone will support them on the day!

The 3 Pillars Feeding the homeless

Originally set up by Mick Pescod and Ged Dempsey to provide food, clothing and bedding for homeless people in Peterborough.

They were regularly visited by up to 80 people twice a week all year round, whose only support and food was often that provided by The 3 Pillars.

From a start where food, both hot and cold, was made up by local volunteers and clothing items collected at their temporary base in St Neots the charity now has a permanent base where all clothing and bedding items can be securely stored and fridges to store food donations. As well as food made up by volunteers many St Neots outlets now provide food and drink to the charity.

The charity has supported those in need throughout Huntingdonshire and Peterborough, and has been successful in gaining accommodation for many people during its operation.

We are delighted that The 3 Pillars will be supporting us at Buckfest helping with our Merchandise sales and will be present in the arena to meet Buckfest attendees. Spending a few minutes talking to them about their activities is an amazing experience and can help all of us realise how lucky we are and how we can make a difference to those less fortunate.   


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.