Donation to Festival Spirit

Partner: Festival Spirit

Project: Donation

Festival Spirit, a charity which aims to provide people with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses with the full festival experience, recently received a £5,100 donation from the Axis Foundation. The charity was set up over 6 years ago to make dreams a reality for those who would not normally be able to attend festivals.

Although most festivals do make some provisions for those with disabilities, there are still hundreds of people who have requirements that the festivals cannot accommodate. It is because of this that charities such as Festival Spirit are vital for those who thought that they’d never be able to attend a festival due to their health.

The charity is passionate about ensuring that their guests have the time of their lives at the festivals that they attend with the comfort of knowing that they have facilities and support that they need.

Festival Spirit are able to provide an adapted marquee which is home to hard flooring, heating and electricity all of which are within close proximity to disabled facilities such as showers and toilets. Guests also have access to: full electric hospital beds, shower chairs/commodes, curtained-off private sleeping area, heating, electricity and camp beds for the carers.

The charity also provides ‘buddies’ who assist the guest and their carers in order to support them with travelling around the site.

Project feedback...

Steve Clarke, Trustee, explained: "The money donated has enabled us to purchase vital equipment to ensure we are able to provide the very best facilities and support to our guests. In particular, we have bought two high quality hoists for bed/chair transfers and changing and a range of kitchen equipment. Our festival brunches are becoming famous! It makes a huge difference to our guests knowing that they can be confident they will have access to all the equipment they need through a festival weekend. Without this they simply couldn't even begin to imagine the possibility of going to a music festival."