Charities & Glas-Denbury

Glas-Denbury’s main aim is to provide a platform for people.  We are passionate about continously supporting charities and local organisations and people. It is run by volunteers and 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 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



Glas-Denbury is proud to have supported the following charities since the beginning, whether it be by providing a free pitch at the festival to tickets for 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 / 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

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 work closely with White Rock Festival who provide a full children’s area at Glas-Denbury, running crafts, skills workshops, circus skills, demonstrations and so much more!


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.


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.