Charities supported by Camp Bestival in 2016

Camp Bestival is proud to announce that alongside The Bestival Foundation we are supporting over 20 charities again this year – with onsite stalls and services, as well as ticket donations to raffles and auctions on the Isle of Wight and throughout the UK. Our very own Charity: The Bestival Foundation is proud once again to present Rob da Bank’s Music Club - a monthly free club for 13 – 17 year-olds held at Quay Arts Centre, Newport Isle of Wight on the first Wednesday of every month during term from 5-7pm. On site at Camp Bestival and Bestival Rob da Bank’s Music Club gives you the chance to join in with DJ Workshops, Street Dance, Singing, Guitar workshops and even Writing a Camp Bestival Anthem, with follow up recording sessions that will be uploaded to our Bestival.TV YouTube channel! Charities Appearing at Camp Bestival 2016 NCT provide our two baby change and breastfeeding tents in the Upper and Lower Kids’ Gardens. MSF After an earthquake or in a warzone, when hospitals lie in ruins and roads are blocked, the teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are often first on the scene to treat the injured and provide medical care. Come and explore an MSF mobile clinic set up in a tent. Climb into an all-terrain Land Cruiser converted into a state-of-the-art ambulance. The School Bus Project is a grassroots charity that provides educational activities to the displaced men, women & children who find themselves trapped in Calais, the project now has a fully converted, solar powered, bright yellow, double decker mobile school! Join the Jurassic Coast Trust and YHA for out of this world activities celebrating our incredible World Heritage Site. There'll be displays of mind-boggling, jaw-dropping fossils - from tiny star fish to giant crocodiles! Greenpeace defends the natural world and promotes peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing solutions.  Come to talk to us to learn more about the Arctic, rainforests, oceans and fracking in their special igloo. Weld Hospice return selling various bright and colourful items for the young and young at heart. The popular festival sunflowers (also the hospice emblem) will be on sale along with flashing headwear and Outer Space themed items. The amazing Isle of Wight Youth Trust run our Welfare System and you can help support them at their Garland tent where you can make your own garland headdress. Kith and Kin Forest School run our Pimp My Trolley Tent – come and pimp up your trolley in the Dressing Up Area and help a local charity at the same time! Dorset Blind - Launch yourself into our crafty space camp - Get starry-eyed with our ‘make your own telescope station’ and create cosmic rays with our space themed tutus. LULWORTH and WINFRITH Primary School return to Camp Bestival with an alien craft workshop using recycled materials! Help the RSPB create a planet populated by weird and wonderful clay creatures, play Volunteer Centre Dorset’s hugely popular snakes and ladders game. Roll the dice and win one of our healthy five-a-day prizes including fresh fruit to promote heathy eating! Lumped with Lymphoma have games, laughter and plenty of glitter! Take a snap in our themed photo booths or play our higher and lower card game with a chance to win a prize. World Animal Protection have an arts and crafts table – animal themed with fun facts and prizes for the best drawings. Come and sit with the Badge Badgers and help create your own little masterpiece which they will convert in to a pin badge on the spot.   Ups and Downs Southwest are offering a wand and bracelet decorating workshop, Dorset Wildlife Trust and Working 4 Wildlife have wildlife-themed activities for children and adults, and take part in the dementia obstacle course with Alzheimer's Society. Save the Children bring their Learning Tree that children can decorate with pictures of the wonderful things that set their imaginations alight. Expect dinosaurs, space ships and twinkle stars. There will also be story hours at 11am and 4pm each day where parents can bring the kids for some quiet time and a tale or two. Wessex Cancer Trust will be running interactive sun safety and skincare activities for families and children. The Pelican Post is a charity which focuses on improving access to appropriate children's fiction throughout schools in Africa. Meet some of your favourite authors at their book signings, or get some top notch advice on this summer’s best sellers and must reads to suit children of all ages.
  Also The Mix-It-Up DJ Kru, (learning-disabled DJs from charities Bournemouth People First & Poole Forum) will have DJs playing in Bollywood! All profits of on-site bottled Life water sold in bars and by traders go to the Drop4Drop charity. Other Charities Involved with Camp Bestival 2016 We're also delighted to have worked with the following charities who have received Camp Bestival tickets for raffles: Osmington Summer Fete, Joe Glover Trust, Island Community Action, Kitchen in the Jungle Calais, Volvo Cars Sailing, Clic Sargent, Hill View Primary School, BHF London Marathon, Rose Road Fundraising, MY AWARE, Joseph Weld Hospice, Hen Fest, Calais Community Kitchen, Purple Gala Ball, Charity Golf Auction, Children With Cancer UK, Bincombe Valley Fundraising, Newport C of E Primary school PTA, IOW Deaf Children's Association, Milborne Port Primary School PTFA, St Raphael's Hospice, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Belle Rose Events, St Andrews School, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Alzheimer’s Society, Isle of Wight Synchro, Global Citizen, Starfleet Little Explorers, IOW Youth Trust, Chettel Fete, Worrall Primary School.