CHARITY music festival GlastonBeoley was launched in style at the Beoley Village Inn with a rallying call for local businesses to back the event and help raise funds for Deafblind UK and The Mental Health Foundation charities.
The day long festival, on Saturday, June 9, features a top line-up of talent sure to pull in a large crowd of music lovers.
One local business which has confirmed its support is Beoley-based family firm Oakland International which has pledged to donate more than £1,000 and offered the backing of their experienced marketing team to help promote GlastonBeoley to the local and business communities.
A number of other local companies have already got behind GlastonBeoley including S Walker Transport and The Village Inn Beoley.
Hayley Smith of Oakland International said: “We think GlastonBeoley is a fantastic family and community event which will help to connect people and support local businesses and our wider community.
“We’re delighted to give our backing and we urge other businesses to get involved if they can.”
Deafblind UK assists people with combined sight and hearing loss offering them help, advice, guidance and practical support. The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for mental health and campaigns for good mental health for all.
GlastonBeoley Organiser Debbie Joynes said: “Organising a festival of this kind is pretty costly and we’re determined to raise as much money as we can to go to our nominated charities.
“We’re so grateful for the help we’ve already received and leading up to GlastonBeoley we will be holding a number of fundraising events, and at each we plan to hold a raffle, so we need raffle prizes desperately, please!”
For more information visit www.glastonbeoley.co.uk or call 07833 205463.