Festival Spirit - The Directory Group

Festival spirit

The Alresford Music Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before in 2016.

This year’s event takes place on Saturday 11th June is set to offer more space, more camping and free family entertainment inside the festival, alongside a diverse line-up of music on stage.

Through sponsorship and ticket sales, festival aims to raise funds for a range of charities, from local causes to projects abroad, and has donated more than £15,000 to various organisations during the last five years.

These include Alresford Youth Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Alresford Town Football Club and Rugby Club.

Festival funds have also been used to support the Kusadevi and Mhendo water projects in earthquake-stricken Nepal in 2015.

The money and practical help was directly delivered by Jon Vallis; water expert, adviser and band member of festival favourites the Southampton Ukulele Jam. Jon went out to Nepal with a small team to set-up much needed water systems. The funds bought water cubes and infrastructure that enabled desperate villages to have running water.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is the latest beneficiary from the festival. A cheque for £2,000 was presented at a fundraising event launching the release of the ‘Rescue Me Too’ CD, helping to raise money for this vital but unfunded service. The musicians involved in the Blues project played at the festival in 2015 and will be back for 2016.

For more details, go to www.alresfordmusicfestival.com or follow @alresfordmusic

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