We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Folk by the Oak audience helped to raise a record breaking amount for our charity partner Willow.
An amazing £6,608.81 was donated on the day by our ever generous audience, who also bought a record number of raffle tickets... 1,489 to be exact!
New for this year, Willow also created a pop up shop that raised exactly £1,500 (well, after some kind soul was determined to top up the balance with a few pounds and pennies the day after the festival!). The shop also received over 200 donations of pre-loved items that will go on to be sold in willow’s charity shops, raising even more funds for our charity partner.
We wold like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who joined us and supported Willow at Folk by the Oak. When we added your generous donations to our ticket contributions we raised over £10,000 at our 10th festival!
50p from every ticket sold for Folk by the Oak is donated to the charity, which is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.
These are days when they and their families reconnect and refocus on each other while enjoying an activity of their choosing. A day for them, a day about them and a day that will create the memories that will be treasured forever.
For some their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality back into their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, at what is often the most difficult of times, a Special Day is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, increase morale and reunify families.
To date we have raised a phenomenal £63,434 through ticket contributions, the generosity of the crowd on the day, and further donations, all going to support Willow's vital work.
Do visit Willow at Folk by the Oak and you will find out more about their wonderful work and the many ways in which you can support them.
Alternatively use the website and social media information below to connect with Willow and find out how you can get involved