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Global Gathering raises more than £20,000 for charity

Global Gathering raises more than £20,000 for charity Global Gathering raises more than £20,000 for charity
Updated: 4:02 pm, May 07, 2015

GLOBAL Gathering helped raise £21,750 for charities in South Warwickshire this year.

The dance music festival, which attracted more than 50,000 people to Long Marston Airfield back in July, collects money for charity through VIP tickets and discount tickets to residents.

And organisers presented cheques to 29 local projects and charities including The Shakespeare Hospice, Warwickshire & Northampton Air Ambulance, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Stratford’s Riding for the Disabled recently.

The money will also be used to help fund medical equipment, community first responders groups, improvements to community buildings and shops, as well as a host of beaver and scout groups, primary schools and sports clubs.

But in October this year, organisers of the annual dance music festival at Long Marston Airfield issued a statement on their website saying the festival would ‘take a break’ in 2015.

It read: “After 13 years of delivering one of the UK’s most successful electronic dance music events, the promoters of the GlobalGathering UK festival have decided that the festival will take a break in 2015 in order for all elements of the show to be reviewed ensuring GG remains at the heart of the UK dance market.”

Coun Mike Brain, who set up a relationship with the festival back in 2006, thanked the organisers for their support over the years.

He said: “It really is incredible the difference it’s made to so many who would have struggled to keep local groups and projects going without the injection of funds.”

Commenting on the decision to cancel the festival next year, he added: “This appears to be the end of an era with house building threatening the very existence of events and local employment at the airfield.

“Therefore I would like to take this opportunity to show our gratitude for the financial support given by Global Gathering to charities and projects during the many years we have worked together.”

The full list of charities/projects given money by Global Gathering:

Quinton Nosh & Natter £1,000

Quinton Newsletter £500

Long Marston Speed Visor £1000

Warwickshire & Northampton Air Ambulance £750

Shakespeare Hospice £750

Community First Responders £1,000

Dorsington New Village Bench £750

Long Marston Village Hall £1,000

Welford Millennium Trust £250

1st Welford on Avon cub scout group £750

1st Welford on Avon Brownies £500

Stratford Riding for the disabled £750

Poppin Community Shop £1,000

Quinton Youth Club £500

Quinton School £750

Pebworth Oil Syndicate Group £1,000

Pebworth Village Hall £500

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association £750

Welford Primary School £750

Long Marston New Notice Board£ 500

Quinton Village Hall £500

St James the Great Church £750

St Swithins Church, Lower Quinton £1,000

St Mary’s Church, Preston on Stour £1,000

Quinton Glebe Allotments £500

Tree planting scheme at Pebworth £250

Clifford Chambers St Helen’s Church £1,000

Bidford New Medical Centre £1,000

Friends of Bidford Health Centre Trust £1,000

Meon Medical Centre £1,000

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