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30th June - 1st July 2017

Fundraising

Nibley Festival is a non-profiting making event, run by volunteers. Our mission is to not only put on a fantastic, unforgettable event, but also to raise money for local causes that need support. Over £170,000 has been raised for good causes since the Festival began in 2007.
 
At the end of each festival we divide our surplus between local not-for-profit organisations who apply to us for grants. In 2016 we were pleased to be able to support Rory's Well, Dementia Connections support sessions, Longfield Hospice, 1st Cam Scout Group, DART Disaster Arborist Response Team, RNLI, Wotton Rovers FC Youth, and many others.
 
We also choose one main charity partner each year – and this year we're delighted to announce that it’s the Family Haven.  
 
The Family Haven helps disadvantaged and vulnerable families in Gloucestershire to a brighter future.  The charity has helped thousands of families who are in desperate need since it began in 1988, supporting a range of disadvantage groups including those with drug and alcohol problems, the homeless, people with mental ill health, victims of violence and abuse, those leaving institutional care and victims of harassment.
 
The charity is literally a ‘haven’ for these people, providing a welcoming place of safety, a good children’s nursery with caring staff, practical help, wise advice and a range of other support for families and children at times of great need.
 
The money donated through this year’s Nibley Festival will help the charity run its day centre and reach the families who need them most.  
 
One other important way you can help is in a practical way.
If each of us could please bring JUST ONE good quality, pre-loved item of clothing - children's or adults', they will be passed on to those that have nothing. We don't need a sackful from everyone, just one (or maybe 2) pieces. Bedding and soft furnishings would also be gratefully received. Anything you can spare will make a real difference!  Thank you for your support.
 
Visit the Family Haven’s web site or watch a short film to find out more. Or you can make a donation directly to the chairty.
 
If you are part of a local non-profit community group and would like to apply for a grant, find out more at our grants page.