Charities & Glas-Denburys’ Ethos
Glas-Denbury’s main aim is to provide a platform for people. We are passionate about continously supporting charities and local organisations and people. The festival is directed by Emma Twamley who works on it all year round, together with a group of volunteers from Denbury and it’s surrounding communities who are passionate about the festival and passionate about the villages we all live in, the wider area around us, Devon and the wonderful people within it. Glas-Denbury strives continuously to be of benefit not only to Denbury and the wider community around it but to people and local businesses in so many ways. We hire in local suppliers, give pitches to local traders, provide a platform for local artists, support local charities and so much more. 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. To give opportunity to all to partake in creating something that feeds your soul. We are creating a small, unique bubble of love that champions local artists, businesses, charities and provides opportunity for small businesses to develop alongside us. The last few years we have seen people develop their own businesses after having been given the opportunity to work at Glas-Denbury. We want to benefit local businesses in the area; traders, production companies, suppliers of all sorts, pubs, bed and breakfasts, hotels and camp sites. 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; through sponsorship, ticket donations for fundraising, practical support where necessary 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 Glas-Denbury has been privileged to support since we began and the ones so far confirmed for this year. Please go to their websites and see how you can continue this support in so many ways ad 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
Glas-Denbury offers free pitches to charities in order for them to come in an raise awareness and funds. Confirmed to attend in 2017 so far includes;
Denbury School PTFA – This Association helps the school in many ways, including raising money for the school, helping to organise events for the children and also organising social events. There are two ways that the money they raise supports the school: Firstly the PTA funds are used to keep the cost of activities down, for example, paying for the hire of the swimming pool and the instructor for the children’s swimming lessons and paying for transport on school trips. This means that the direct cost to parents is kept to a minimum. Secondly members of staff can ask the PTA for support with a specific project, for example, small projects such as the gardening club right through to larger projects such as the outdoor learning area.
The National Trust – The Trust conserves historical buildings and houses and maintains the country walks and coastal footpaths that are owned by the Trust. They look after a quarter of a million hectares of land, 775 miles of coastline, and thousands of archaeological monuments and historic buildings.
Royal British Legion – The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families. The Legion is committed to helping everyone understand the importance of Remembrance so that sacrifices of our Armed Forces past and present are never forgotte
White Rock Festival of Learning – A festival of learning that brings together the community to offer a multitude of South Devon knowledge, talents, skills and more from throughout the community to create an event with a unique opportunity for learning for all ages. It runs through the week leading up to Saturday September 16th 2017 culminating in a day long festival on a site at White Rock School, Paignton. We are thrilled to have a White Rock Festival Area at Glas-Denbury this year – they will be running crafts, skills workshops, demonstrations and so much more! Go and see them and see what you can learn!
Seadream Engineering – Seadream Education is a non-profit, Community Interest Company (CIC) that delivers exciting science and engineering activities to instil passion, awe, knowledge, understanding and respect for the world around us. Seadream Education CIC brings Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to primary and secondary and schools as well as public awareness raising and charity events. Seadream will be on site at Glas-Denbury this year providing a hands on engineering workshop for everyone.
Kingskerswell Navigators – “UK Navigators is a co-ed, secular scouting movement that welcomes all people; boys, girls an adults no matter what gender, race, lifestyle, ability, religious or lack of religious belief. We believe the greatest challenge for the future of our planet is to learn how to get along with people different than ourselves” Our mission is to help ALL children and their parents spend more time outdoors, getting to know what nature has to offer while getting to know each other. By using unstructured play with curriculum, we promote interpersonal skills along with achievement and help them develop a positive mind set and sense of worth. The local Kingskerswell Navigators will be on site at Glas-Denbury assisting people from their cars to the campsite as well as providing a nerf gun alley and craft area for children.