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Farmfest and PFTP unite to raise £5000

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Last year Party For the People partnered with Farmfest to raise money for two amazing charities – Given to Live and Stay Up Late

Farmfest takes place each summer in the beautiful Somerset countryside. A small and inclusive festival, Farmfest hosts some of the best bands and artists, offering a blend of musical genres. Taking to the stage last year was Young Fathers, Gogo Penguin, Gilles Peterson, Haiku Salut, Pete Josef among many others who made the 11th year of the festival one not to be forgotten.

Profits from the booking fee raised the £5000.

Given to Live

Given to Live is a music project that makes live music going possible for the vulnerable and excluded or those with physical, mental and emotional conditions who may have difficulties accessing the live music they love.

Given to Live provides the full experience for their service users, this includes not only the event ticket, but the transport and overnight accommodation for both the individual and a companion. Given to Live serves to make live music accessible to everyone.

Stay Up Late

Stay Up Late is a charity that promotes the rights for people with learning disabilities to stay up late to enjoy the vibrancy nightlife has to offer. This may mean attending a music gig, going to the cinema or a club.

The charity seeks to ensure that people with learning disabilities and autism have more choice and control over their social lives, which is all too often dependent upon the schedules and shifts of their social workers.

Stay Up Late aims to ensure that people with learning disabilities have fun, living the lifestyles they choose. This means creating a culture of person centered planning, for people with learning disabilities and autism.

There are a number of ways you can continue to support Given to Live and  Stay Up Late.

Head to their websites to find out more.

giventolive.com

stayuplate.org