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 do 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.
“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
Brainwave is a charity that exists to help children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence by aiming to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of educational and physical therapies.
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. @TheStrokeAssoc www.stroke.org.uk
When pets in South Devon lose their home, Animals In DIstress are there to pick up the pieces and give them the life they deserve. Everyone involved in Animals in Distress is passionate about improving the lives of pets who have lost their home. They exist to take them in, to care for them and to find them the perfect new home. They are driven by our love of pets and the impact they have on our lives.
Broadcast from Seale-Hayne is run by a group of people with a wide rabge of disabilities. It is run via the internet and the station has gone from strength to strength since its launch. Nearly 50 presenters share 30 different shows throughout the week and they have now achieved over 200,000 show listens from all over the world. They have nearly 1500 followers with a facebook group of over 250 members and a twitter following of over 600.
Denbury Primary School
Denbury School PTA will be running a LEGO WALK this year at Glas-Denbury! Will you be brave enough to walk the walk?! Denbury is a small village school in the heart of the country just 3 miles from the market town of Newton Abbot. The original school was built in 1875 and although extended three times since, it still retains its village school ethos. The school is large enough to offer a broad and balanced curriculum whilst being small enough for everyone to be known. The PTA will be running a LEGO WALK this year at Glas-Denbury! Will you be brave enough to walk the walk?!
Tickets for Troops provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events. The service offers serving personnel and those medically discharged from the forces since 2001, the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with their friends and families. Tickets for Troops continues to benefit from a huge wave of generosity from our ticket donors, patrons and advisory board who provide these fantastic opportunities. We are entirely grateful to them for their loyalty and for demonstrating their on-going support towards the marvellous and dedicated men and women of our Armed Forces.