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TRUCK FESTIVAL 2018 raises over £70,000 for charity

Truck Festival took place at Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire on Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd July 2018
The 21st year of the festival raised over £70,000 for charities at the event!

The 2018 Truck Festival has raised a whooping £70,000 plus for charity. The festival works with the local community each year to raise vital funds that go back into helping charities in the Oxfordshire region as well as nationwide.

The majority of the charity money was raised by the numerous charities that work in the Feel Good Food Tent. The food stalls which cater the event with all the delicious grub festival goers could possibly want pump the profits into charitable causes. There was also a significant amount of money raised by donations from attendees via guestlist and ticket sales.

Truck Festival has long been providing the space for charities to raise funds, raising over £250,000 in the past five years, with 2018’s event being one of the most successful yet.

Speaking about the successes of this year, farmer Richard Binning stated:-

“Truck was a huge success this year: festival goers had a brilliant time and a great deal of money was raised for charity along the way.  The charity food hall, staffed by volunteers, raised more than £60,000 for Parkinsons UK, Teenage Mental Health and Wiltshire Air Ambulance. In addition, Truck Festival has donated to various charities, including Steventon Church Bell Fund, Steventon Darby and Joan Club, Riding for the Disabled and the Farming Community Network. The fundraising which is made possible by Truck is one of the things we most value about the festival, and we hope that it is pleasing not only to the charities, but to our local neighbours.”
– Richard Binning

Echoing Richard’s statement the festival organisers were also impressed with this years charity sum and the event as a whole:-

“2018 was the best Truck we’ve ever had and to raise money for great causes whilst doing it, is the icing on the cake. We’re full steam ahead for next year and we’ll hopefully have some exciting lineup news soon.”
– Conor Burns, Truck Festival Organiser.
Full list and some more information about the charities helped by this years event below:

The Batemans Trust https://www.batemans.org.uk/
Blue Skye Thinking  http://www.blueskyethinking.org/ 
Downs Syndrome Association https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/
The Lewy Body Society  https://www.lewybody.org/ 
Parkinsons https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/
RABI – The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution http://rabi.org.uk/ 
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) https://www.rmhc.org.uk/
Rotary Club – Didcot, Farringdon and Witney groups https://www.rotary.org/
Royal Welsh Guards https://www.welshguardscharity.co.uk/
St Richards Hospice https://www.strichards.org.uk/
Steventon Toddlers and Pre School
St Blaise Community project http://www.stblaise.org.uk/space
St Michaels and All Angels Church in Steventon
Teenage Mental Health
Wiltshire Air Ambulance https://www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/

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Truck Festival will take place in 2019 on 26th-28th July.
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