Truck Festival UK Raised $135,000 For Charity
Truck Festival, which was headlined by Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and Wolf Alice last year, announced that it has raised £103,000 ($135,000) for charity.
Each year, Truck, which is part of Superstruct’s portfolio of festivals, works alongside the local community to raise funds for charities based in Oxford, England, where the event takes place, as well as internationally.
In 2019, the festival took place July 26-28, at Hill Farm in Oxfordshire, England. It was sold out with 20,000 people in attendance. The bill also featured Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, Johnny Marr, You Me At Six, Idles, Kate Nash, Shame, Lewis Capaldi and many more.
The £103,000 raised in 2019 marks a £30,000 ($39,000) increase compared to the year before. The majority of this figure was raised by the numerous charities that work in the Feel Good Food Tent, which alone brought in some £89,000 ($117,000).
The food stalls in this tent are run by volunteers and donate 100% of profits to charity.
– Truck Festival 2019
The majority of donations were raised by the numerous charities that work in Truck Festival
Over the past six years, Truck Festival has raised over £350,000 ($460,000) for local, national and international charities.
Charities helped with the money raised in 2019 include Batemans Trust, based in Chennai, India, Footsteps Foundation, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Hatua, Helen & Douglas House, Newbury Riding for the Disabled, Oxford Hospital Charity, Restore, Royal British legion, Severn Hospice, Steventon Darby & Joan Club, a social group for seniors.
Festival organizer Conor Burns commented: “Supporting charities has always been at the centre of Truck since the beginning; 2019 was an unforgettable year and to raise over £100,000, it’s amazing. Truck is one of a kind and we’re full steam ahead for 2020.”