Woah, there! We’ve just totted up all the different fundraisers and charity initiatives that ran both before and during Shambala 2018, and what a result! With your help, we’ve managed to raise a grand total of £93,081 for a wide array of worthy causes. For a comparatively small festival, this is an incredible achievement. A huge thank you to all the generous souls amongst you who contributed this year.
To highlight just a few of the ways this figure was raised
- You sponsored the strings of prayer flags, flying from The Shambala Stage, with all proceeds going to CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) a charity dedicated to tackling male suicide – the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
- Sales of our reusable steel water bottles raised funds for FRANK Water‘s sanitation projects – helping provide safe drinking water in India and Nepal.
- Oxfam’s cheerful army of highly visible heroes helped keep the whole event ticking over – thank you to all of our amazing stewards!
- Our wrist banding crew raised much needed funds for The Bansang Hospital Appeal, in The Gambia.
- NOSH Community Cafe served up delicious fare to our festival goers, with proceeds supporting charitable and social causes within the local area.
- All proceeds from our phone charging hubs went to Temwa – an incredible charity who run various community projects in Malawi.
- The funds raised through carbon-offsetting donations turned our audience (and crew)’s travel miles into investments into renewable energy, through Energy Revolution.
- Love Specs made heart-shaped magic happen in front of your eyes, with the profits going to Love Support Unite.
- The proceeds from the delicious cakes and hot drinks on offer in Rebel Soul’s cafe have been donated to a variety of small, grass roots causes.
- Those of you that chose to treat yourself to a ‘WaterAid Good Loo’ at Shambala 2018 raised enough to build 11 household toilets in Rwanda!
Amazing work, everybody! We’re determined to hit the £100,000 mark next year – together we can make such a huge difference.
The Shambala team x
(Photo credit: Dec Place)