The 2016 Festival Beneficiaries
The Festival committee has considered all nominations for this year’s supported charities and community projects and we are pleased to announce that funds raised from the 2016 Welwyn Festival will be shared between the following:
- 1st Welwyn Brownies
- Campaign for Rural England – Hertfordshire
- Canine Partners
- Digswell Play Area Development
- Friendship Club
- Herts Air Ambulance
- Herts Society for the Blind
- Herts Young Homeless
- Medical Detection Dogs
- Mixed Group
- Welwyn United Charities
We are delighted to support so many good causes. The Welwyn Festival Group is proud to have supported over 50 different local charities and organisations, both large and small, by donating over £60,000 in the last dozen or so years.
We started our Charities Fund to take 100% of the surplus of income that the Festival makes each year, after deducting the running costs of events. Last year we handed out £8,000, due to the support you have all given us and the generosity of our advertisers and sponsors.
Each July, the charities are invited to an open event where they describe the great work they each carry out to benefit local people. Following these brief talks, we hand over the donations. This year, the event will be held at the Civic Centre at 8pm on the 13th July and all are very welcome to attend this uplifting and inspirational event.