Parklife Festival 2017 raises over £75,000 for charities

Parklife festival raised funds for the Super Josh Brain Tumour Charity and Community Trust Fund.

Organisers of Manchester’s Parklife are proud to announce that they’ve raised a total of £75,164.50 for charity.

Beneficiaries of this total include the Parklife Community Trust Fund. The aim is to nurture projects within the local neighbourhood, with a total of £44,141 raised. The SuperJosh Brain Tumour Charity  raised an impressive £26,023 from festival goers and bar staff. An additional £5,000 accounts for festival tickets that were donated.

2017 charity donation equates to a 153% increase on last year.

With 2017 marking its biggest year yet, the festival has called Heaton Park its home for five years now. Parklife makes a significant financial contribution, which is ploughed back into the park. The festival brings in over £9m to the Greater Manchester economy. With £6m spent by the audience on hotels, taxis, cafes, shops, bars etc. More than £3m is spent directly by the festival on local staff, suppliers, sub-contractors and artists.

Cllr Alan Quinn, Bury Council’s cabinet member for the environment, said:

“As Parklife will be using Heaton Park for the foreseeable future I thought it was important that Prestwich got something tangible from the concerts. Last year they donated £5,000 to local groups and charities in Prestwich. This year the figure is £22,000 and this fantastic amount of money gives real opportunities for community groups to benefit.”

 The festival will return to Heaton Park on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018.

TNT Entertainment

Photo credit: Parklife

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