Kendal Calling raises over £55,000 for charity

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Kendal Calling has revealed that this summer’s festival has raised £55,735 for local charities, organisations, and other deserving causes.

Funds were raised just last month at Kendal Calling through donations, merchandise sales, guest list donations, on-site activations and more, thanks to the continued, truly impactful generosity and support of Kendal Calling’s attendees.

Those benefitting from the funds included Hospice At Home, North West Air Ambulance and Eden Animal Rescue who fundraised and raised awareness of their brilliant cause on site, while guestlist donations were raised in support of Alder Hey Children’s Charity and Guide Dogs For The Blind, James’ Place, Penrith Lion, Growing Well and Askham Outdoor Swimming.

Cara Varty from the Hospice at Home fundraising team commented: “Our Sunflower volunteers had a wonderful time in the fields this year, raising funds and hearing personal accounts from festival goers of how Hospice at Home had cared for, or are caring for a loved one. It was a very humbling and memorable experience, as we had a record breaking year raising over £19,000. The fields were a mass of sunflowers, we can’t thank our supporters, or Kendal Calling enough!”

The money raised through coffee sales at Tim Burgess’ on-site venue Tim Peaks Diner has gone towards Help Us Help Bands. This is a brand-new fund set up by both Kendal Calling and Tim Burgess. The fund will donate money to up-and-coming bands to allow them to record new music, purchase merchandise and much more.

Andy Smith, founder of Kendal Calling said, “We’re happy to announce that Kendal Calling 2023 collected a record sum of over £55,000 for various worthy causes. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the 2023 festival and to all the incredible volunteers whose support and time makes these donations possible.”

Since its inception, Kendal Calling has raised over £250,000 for an array of worthy causes. Kendal Calling is proud to support these charities and organisations, donating funds to ensure their vital work can continue.