Unfortunately, we will no longer be holding Boomtown Chapter One: The Gathering this year and it will now take place from 10th - 14th August 2022.
It’s a real privilege to raise both funds and awareness for charity. Thanks to you, we were able to raise an amazing £152,624.67 for charity, with over £31,751 going to projects in the local area. That’s a record breaking amount and we really, really can’t thank you enough for your support.
In particular, a massive thank you must go to those of you who donated £2 on top of your ticket price and raised £6,266 which went directly to our main charity partner, Winchester based Winnall Rock School. This amazing organisation works with disadvantaged children and their families to access free music tuition and band workshops to help them find new ways to express themselves, build their confidence and self esteem.
Following this success, we couldn’t wait any longer to announce our main local charity partnership for Chapter 11 with Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC). It’s a partnership with a local organisation that reflects our own passion for protecting our planet and reducing the impact a festival of our size makes on the environment and something we are super excited about and hope you will be too!
They work alongside residents, businesses and policy-makers to cut the carbon footprint of the Winchester district and inspire sustainable living. We hope that together we can really make a difference and that you will be inspired to donate again.
If you want to donate directly to WinACC, all you need to do is check the charity donation box on our ticket page here.
Other local support:
- Guestlist donations collected at the entrance gates were supplemented by Boomtown to raise £10,000 for the five parishes that border the festival site.
- The Rose Road Association, raised awareness on the work they do to ensure disability is not a barrier and collected a total of £1,155
- A range of local produce and artisan goods were showcased at the Hampshire Farmers’ Market which put local food traders into the spotlight
- The South Downs National Park Trust and Butterfly Conservation highlighted the local wildlife that can be found within the South Downs National Park
Other National Support
In total £120,873.67 was raised for national and international charities. £50,254.75 was raised via the Oxfam Stewarding Partnership, plus £18,755.22 through their onsite shop. My Cause, a multi-charity stewarding organisation collected just over £31,377.20 for a over 1,600 different charitable organisations. A pretty impressive weekend’s work!
Other charities in attendance included:
- TEMWA, ran the festival’s onsite Lost and Found and information stands raising £11,400 to help develop sustainable self sufficient communities in remote areas of northern Malawi
- Energy Revolution - collaborative festival venture to minimise the carbon footprint of festivals raised £5,721
- The Purple Community Fun on site stall raised £1,240 to help the Philippines break the cycle of poverty through education, welfare and livelihood programs
- Love Specs/Unite raised £1,445.50 which goes to empowering individual communities in Africa through sustainable education
- The Samaritans were on site and provided a safe place for anyone who wanted to talk helping them to forge their own path
- Safe Gigs for Women were on the ground providing support to women who face gender equality issues with interactive workshops and support
- Amnesty International raised awareness of their work for the LGBTQ+ community by promoting their ‘Love is a Human Right’ campaign
Now that Chapter 11 partnership has been announced we're on the the lookout for a new local charity partner for 2020! If any Winchester or Hampshire based charities would like to apply, or residents who would like to make a suggestion please contact email@example.com.