Oxjam Chiswick Raised Over £18,000
Music festival was a great success
Over a thousand music fans flocked into Chiswick to help raise in excess of £18,000 to help Oxfam to fight poverty and injustice around the world.
Oxjam Chiswick saw 120 bands performing at 10 venues, playing music from all genres, starting at the Artisan Café at 9.00am and finishing at The Old Packhorse at 3.00am the following morning.
Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden opened the show at midday at The Hogarth Health Club, who made a huge contribution to the event by hosting renowned Rolling Stones tribute act The Counterfeit Stones, attracting a crowd of almost 500 people to that venue alone. All other participating venues were also bursting at the seams with Oxjammers.
Julian Chattin said: “I am overwhelmed by the support we have received from the people of Chiswick this year and would like to say a huge thank you to all those that bought tickets. Everyone we’ve worked with has been brilliant; so generous with money, time and expertise; we can’t thank them enough. On top of that we’d like to say a huge thank you to all the restaurants that gave us tables for the raffle, others that donated prizes and all those people who agreed to have estate agents boards. All these acts of generosity will make an enormous difference to those on the receiving end; the money we have raised between us will directly change many people’s lives for the better.
During October more than 800 venues, 11,000 volunteers, 9000 bands and musicians and over 200,000 audiance members will help Oxjam raise at least £260,000 to fight poverty. For more information- www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam or call 0300 200 1255.
October 29, 2013