Festival Charities

The event proceeds this year go to two local charities Music in Hospitals & Care, Elmbridge Community Link and

Walton on Thames CC.

Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC) brings interactive live music sessions to people who are receiving care or treatment in healthcare settings across the UK. We aim to make people feel good, one tune at a time. https://mihc.org.uk

Elmbridge Community Link enrich the lives of young people (16 years plus) and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism living in Elmbridge.  ECL offers a range of activities at centres in Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Esher and West Molesey. http://www.eclwalton.org.uk/

Walton-on-Thames CC aims to be one of the best local community cricket clubs in Surrey. We reach out and partner with local schools, organisations, charities and local businesses. We offer inclusive cricket participation and player development through specialist coaching and competitive cricket playing opportunities to all age groups, abilities and genders. http://www.waltononthamescc.co.uk

In 2017 alone, Music in Hospitals & Care were able to deliver 79 concerts to care homes, hospitals, hospices and special schools throughout Elmbridge, benefitting over 1,900 healthcare residents and patients. We’re thrilled to be supported by the Walton on Thames Beer Fest again this year, so that we can continue to spread joy through live music to healthcare centres in our local community. If you are interested in finding out more about the work we do or would like to volunteer or donate please click on this link to our website https://mihc.org.uk.

Claire Owen, Director of Music in Hospitals & Care.