21st Oct, 2019

Homeless hostel boosted by £4k festival funding

WORCESTER Music Festival has raised more than £4,000 for a charity which supports the homeless in the city.

Organisers of the popular event brought together 250 bands in over 20 venues in aid of the festival’s chosen charity for 2017 – St Paul’s Hostel.

Festival goers, volunteers and venues donated their money throughout the weekend leading to the festival raising £4,109 for the hostel which supports the homeless in Worcester.

For 40 years St Paul’s Hostel has been supporting the homeless by providing 24-hour emergency care whilst also supporting those at risk of homelessness.

In the last three years, the amount of people needing support has increased by 30 per cent and the festival’s donation will go a long way in helping to support the charity.

Nicola Boraston, Festival Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to present this donation to St Paul’s Hostel. The entire team pulled out all the stops this year to raise the total and we know that the money will go a long way towards supporting this really worthwhile cause.

“The festival team would like to offer thanks to those who helped to make the weekend a success and those who came to experience all that it has to offer and we promise that next year will be even better.”

Jonathan Sutton, Chief Executive of St Paul’s Hostel, said: “On behalf of everyone at the charity, I would like to say a big thank you to Worcester Music Festival for supporting us through this year’s event.

“The money raised will make an enormous difference to us and will be put to very good use in months and years to come.”

* ORGANISERS are urging Worcester residents to nominate a good cause to become the beneficiaries of the 2018 event which will be held from September 14 to 16.

Local charities have until Thursday, November 30 to apply for the chance to receive cash from the celebration which has raised almost £50,000 for good causes since it was launched in 2008.

The committee will make its final decision in December,

Visit www.worcestermusicfestival.co.uk/info/charities to nominate a city or county-based charity.

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