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.”