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Parklife Community Trust Fund

Parklife Festival 2017 raises over £75,000 for local charities

One month after their eighth festival edition, organisers of Manchester’s Parklife are proud to announce that they’ve raised a total of £75,164.50 for charity this year.  

Beneficiaries of this total include the Parklife Community Trust Fund which aims to nurture projects within the local neighbourhood, with a total of £44,141 raised. The SuperJosh Brain Tumour Charity - which festival director Sacha Lord is a patron for - raised an impressive £26,023 via donations from festival goers and bar staff. An additional £5,000 accounts for festival tickets that were donated to various charities for raffles and auctions.
 
Having taken place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June, Parklife is Manchester’s biggest music event,  The 2017 charity donation equates to a 153% increase on last year’s figure of just under £30,000.  

With 2017 marking its biggest year yet, the festival has called Heaton Park its home for five years now and makes a significant financial contribution, which is ploughed back into the park. 

Parklife brings in over £9m to the Greater Manchester economy - £6m spent by the audience on hotels, taxis, cafes, shops, bars etc and more than £3m spent directly by the festival on local staff, suppliers, sub-contractors and artists.

We will be updating this page with further information about the Parklife Community Trust Fund and how to apply.

For previous funded projects.

 

 

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