We were once again delighted to be working with the fabulous, energetic and very smiley volunteers at our charity partner Willow!
We are even more delighted to report that our our wonderful 2019 Folk by the Oak audience helped us to raise over £10,000
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who joined us and supported Willow at Folk by the Oak.
Willow Head of Fundraising Maria Alexander has this message for you:
‘We are so grateful for being part of yet another superb year at Folk by the Oak. Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket, visited our Willow tent, made a donation or treated themselves at the Willow pop up shop. We’re delighted to have raised such an incredible amount for Special Days so a huge thank you from everyone at Willow and those who will benefit from your generosity.’
You may be wondering why we haven't given you a final total yet, and the answer is rather exciting. Jackie Morris has asked that we auction the otters she inked live on our Main Stage during the Spell Songs set to raise further funds for Willow!
The auction will be live from Friday 20 September until Friday 18th October. For more details go to https://www.willowfoundation.org.uk/otterauction
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 £81,000 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