Glas-Denbury’s main aim is to provide a platform for people in any way we can. We are passionate about supporting charities, local organisations and the community around us. The festival is run by volunteers and strives continuously to be of benefit not only to Denbury but the wider community around it. We choose to work with local suppliers, we offer pitches to local traders first and foremost, we provide a platform for local artists, support local charities and give opportunity to students and young people from the area who are our future. Our aim is not only to create enjoyment for everyone who comes to it but to create something lasting for the community. To bring together the myriad of incredible talents the area has to offer and to show what can be achieved when people join together in something positive. Weare creating a small, unique bubble of love. It is as simple as that.
We are passionate about what we do and why we are doing it and we support people and the community in any way we can, whether that be through sponsorship, ticket donations for fundraising, practical support where necessary and also by giving a free platform to charities from which they can fundraise or raise awareness through a pitch at the festival or through our social media platforms.
Below you can find the organisations and charities that will be at Glas-Denbury ’18 as well as those that we have been privileged to support and continue to support since we began. Please go to their websites to find out more about them and please do go and say hello to them at the festival.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
Charities we have been proud to support;
Glas-Denbury has supported the following charities whether by providing a free pitch at the festival or complimentary tickets for use at raffles or auctions, fundraising assistance or raising of awareness, Sponsorship, donations and also physical support with events or social media platforms.
Denbury Church Bells Fund / Denbury May Fayre / Denbury School PTA / Denbury Allotment Association / Animals In Distress Ipplepen / Royal British Legion / Tickets for Troops / RSPB / Oxjam’s party in the park Torquay – Oxfam / Blue Cross Torbay Rehoming / Brain Tumour Research / National Trust / Dame Hannahs Seal Hayne Radio Station – Access All Areas / Sanctuary for Horses / Whiterock Festival of Learning / Clic Sargeant / Breast Care Unit Torbay / Lullaby Trust / Help for Heros / Devon Rape Crisis / Ashburton Youth FC / Healthwatch / Gaia House / Centrepoint via Rooted / Ashburton & Buckfastleigh Macmillan Cancer Charity / Save the Children / Dementia Awareness Week ’17 via Unicare / Whiterock Festival of Learning Paignton / Devon Air Ambulance / Friends of Sherwell Valley School / Rowcroft / Seadream Engineering / Kingskerswell Navigators / 100 gigs 100 causes /Decoy School
“Kingskerswell Navigators are incredibly proud to now be looking forward to our fourth year of support from Emma and the team at Glas-Denbury. When we first heard about the festival we knew that it shared the same values that are so important to our group. This was confirmed as we entered the arena. The display of colour and the sense of peace whilst being amongst a montage of different artists is something one needs to experience.
Glas-Denbury has given us not only the opportunity to fundraise for our charity but has also been a fantastic way to meet people. discuss ideas and expand our brand. We constantly meet people who have come year after year and they all talk about how it has a real safe family atmosphere, something which is also important to our volunteers and young people.
I would say there are only two probles with this amazing festival. One being we are so busy that we never get a chance to sneak off and see some of the bands and second that our voluteers never come again as they buy their own tickets and take full opportunity to explore the event themselves.
We very much look forward to future years and being a part of not only a great community event but a showcase on how things can be done”
Steve Michaels, Kingskerswell Navigators December 2017
The Stroke Association
After a stroke, around one in three people have difficulty reading, writing, speaking or understanding. With your support, even more people can find their voice again. More than 350,000 people in the UK have difficulty communicating after a stroke. But with the right support, stroke survivors can recover their ability to speak, read, write and understand months and even years after their stroke. Through The Stroke Associations vital support services they can help stroke survivors and families who are living with communication difficulties. They will be at Glas-Denbury building awareness of what strokes are and also doing free blood pressure checks, one of the leading causes of strokes.