Charities

Camp Bestival is really proud to have supported and worked with some amazing charities this year – we love all of you and are constantly inspired by the incredible work you’re all doing to make the world a better place. A special mention to our headline charity, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust  and thank you to all campers for contributing when you purchased your tickets. We’re chuffed to have raised £1 for every adult ticket sold to support their work to help build the confidence of young people who have been diagnosed with cancer. You guys are truly the best sailors we know! Charities appearing at Camp Bestival
Greenpeace – Grab a brew from the Greenpeace café, immerse yourself with their Amazon Rainforest VR experience, or have a go on their ‘Forest Friendly’ skate ramp in the Magic Meadow! Skateboarding training sessions for kids start at 10am each morning.  WaterAid – check out their Good Loo experience: ultimate eco-friendly compost toilets alongside an immersive space where you can relax, refresh, re-beautify and have exclusive access to an amazing art exhibition. Amnesty International – Promoting their awesome campaign ‘Love is a Human Right’, visit the Amnesty International stall in the Castle Field to find out how you can get involved. Surfers Against Sewage - Camp Bestival welcomes the award-winning charity Surfers Against Sewage and their team to educate families and ocean lovers about plastic pollution, cleaner seas and the marine environment!  They’re a small-but-mighty bunch of conservation enthusiasts who would like to inspire and impassion everyone about the fantastic work that SAS carry out! Love Support Unite – look out for their Love Specs, in a new range of Summer colours! These magical glasses turn every light into a sea of hearts, and even better the love continues way after you have packed up your tent. This year they have teamed up with the fantastic JUNKYARD GOLF CLUB to bring the Mini Golf Caddy: putt to win prizes ranging from Festival tickets, JunkYard Golf tickets, Love Specs, T shirts tote bags and more! Weld Hospice – Local to Dorset, the Weld Hospice provides end of life care for people who need specialist support. Check out their fancy dress shop in the Castle Field to stock up on your sailing gear! FRANK Water – Providing their Water Refill service at the festival, FRANK are helping us reduce our usage of single-use plastic! Visit their stalls in the Magic Meadow, Castle Field and campsites to fill up your water bottles, or buy a stainless steel refillable bottle! Alzheimer’s Society – visit their stall to find out information about dementia, tell us your favourite Camp Bestival memory, get some glitter on and much more! Litter Free Coast & Sea Dorset – Located in the Castle Field, here you can get involved with their challenges to win prizes and find out about how to get involved with their beach clean-up projects around Dorset! Marine Conservation Society – Making their first appearance at Camp Bestival, the Marine Conversation Society are here to educate us all about how plastic is damaging our oceans and what we can do about it! Sailor's Society – Bringing their incredible Fancy Dress Shop to Camp Bestival this year, the Sailor’s Society will be raising awareness and funds to support all those away at sea. Dorset Blind – Returning once again with their incredibly popular ‘Make your own Tutus’ workshops! Get your crafty fingers at the ready and take some time away from the hustle and bustle Royal National Lifeboat Institution – With their headquarters just moments away in Bournemouth, we’re so excited to be welcoming the RNLI to Camp Bestival for the first time. Check out their stall in the Castle Field to get involved in their nautical games and find out about what it takes to be part of a rescue lifeboat! Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust – Get your exclusive Camp Bestival sailing hat from their stall in the Magic Meadow, where you can also Bling Your Hat! MSF (Doctors without borders) - returning to Camp Bestival to inspire, educate and to raise money. Find out how they deliver humanitarian aid to some of the world’s most dangerous and remote locations and meet the people who do it. Badge Badgers - create your own little masterpiece which you can convert in to a pin badge on the spot! Other Partners Involved with Camp Bestival
We're also delighted to have worked with and supported the following charities, projects and community organisations over the last 12 months… Abby’s Hero’s
Bournemouth University
Breast Cancer Now
British Heart Foundation
Coppafeel
Cottesmore Primary School
Cottesmore Primary School
Country Side Charity Ball
Cove Infant School
GOSH
Great Ormond Street
Guide Dogs Charity
Hamworthy School Fete
Help Our Wounded Royal Marines and Supporting Arms
IOW Hospice
Joseph Weld Hospice
London Titans FC
Marie Curie
Milton Cross Academy
Pimperne Primary School
PK Primary School
Radipole Primary School
Relay for Life
Shooting Star Chases Children’s Hospice
Steps for Stan
Street Child
Sturminster Primary School
Support Dogs Charity
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Eden Eyre Project
The Front Skatepark
The MS Trust
Ventnor Exchange
Whitbread Charity Gala
Wool Primary School
WOW Youth Musical Theatre