Charities - This year's worthy causes 🙂
Every effort is being made to to reduce the running costs of this event. All artists and organisers are giving up their time for free. Proceeds from food, drink and other sales are are raising a healthy amount for our charities listed below. After the event we will publish the amount we have raised on the website. Thank you for your support.
Inspire Community Training & Development
Inspire Community Training & Development (Inspire) is a Community Interest Company whose primary objective is to provide learning opportunities to disadvantaged groups within their own community, including younger people, older people, people with mental health issues and people with learning difficulties.
The organisation was established in June 2012 and has two directors. Currently there is no salaried staff, but the company has already recruited voluntary staff and plan to be in a position to develop paid positions, possibly through work placement or apprenticeship schemes.
The Sophie Lancaster Foundation
Following the horrific murder of Sophie Lancaster, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy to their beautiful, bright creative daughter and so The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was established. It became a registered charity in 2009
The aims and objectives of the Charity are as follows:
To create a lasting legacy to Sophie.
To provide educational group-works that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.
To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures or Lifestyle and Dress.
Charlotte & Craig Saving Hearts
The Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts Foundation was set up after their daughter Charlotte died suddenly In December 2010 of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome. Then three years later their son Craig tragically passed away and in January 2018 their other son Carrick also passed away.
We believe that venues should be installed with potentially lifesaving equipment such as defibrillators. When a sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the casualty is usually relying on the ambulance service and first responders, and although they try their best, they can be a fair distance away from the scene.
Redditch Night Stops
Redditch Nightstop is a unique service working with young people aged 16-25, families, local agencies, schools and youth organisations to reduce the number of young people at risk of experiencing homelessness in the Redditch area. It does this by the provision of short term, emergency accommodation and longer term supported lodgings in the homes of trained volunteer hosts.