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Droitwich ArtsFest bags £1,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Droitwich Arts Network is delighted to announce it has bagged £1,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme to support Droitwich arts festival

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £43 million to over 10,000 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed that Droitwich ArtsFest has been awarded £1,000. The timing is perfect as ArtsFest starts on Saturday 30th June at 12 noon in St Andrews Square, Droitwich

Droitwich ArtsFest lasts four weeks with mostly free events including music, art, crafts, dance, exhibitions, drama, and poetry. The aim is to engage the general public in a wide variety of artistic activities, and to encourage all sections of the community to attend. The full programme can be seen at www.droitwichartsfest.org

Festival organiser, Rhys Jones, commented “Receiving this funding from Tesco makes a significant impact on helping us to meet the costs of an ambitious festival, particularly as most of the events are free to attend”.

Local artists celebrate successful fundraising M&Co Fashion Show

DAN artists turned models for the evening as they paraded in M&Co’s latest fashions in a bid to raise money for the Droitwich Arts Network.

DAN is always looking to raise funds to continue their artistic activities with the public and to engage more people in the arts. Wednesday 14th March was no exception, as, with the help of M&Co staff and friends, they held a fashion show. Over 80 guests attended to support the models, take part in the raffle and above all, shop!

(L to R) DAN Members Rosie Philpott, John Bodley, Malcolm Wakeman with Chair, Helen Karakashian

Helen Karakashian, Chair of Droitwich Arts Network, said: “It was an excellent night with great community spirit. I would certainly like thank the local businesses such as Park’s Café, Café Morso, Muffin Break and the Community Centre who came to our aid with their chairs”.

Shop at Tesco and help raise £4,000 for ArtsFest 2018

Droitwich ArtsFest has been selected by Tesco to be part of its “Bags of Help” Scheme during March and April.

Please make as many small purchases as you can from your local Tesco store, obtain a token, and vote for Droitwich ArtsFest. You do not need to buy a bag. We will be up against two other organisations. The winner will receive a grant of £4,000.

Spending a lot of money at once provides one token. Spending a small amount of money provides one token. Therefore you can increase our chances of success by making many visits to buy small items. Our nearest store is Tesco Express in Mulberry Tree Hill, off Primsland Way, Droitwich WR9 7SS.

Although most ArtsFest events are free to attend it costs a significant amount of money to deliver the festival. Last year it cost about £5,000 to deliver 3 weeks and 4 weekends of events. ArtsFest 2018 starts on Saturday 30 June and will last 4 weeks and 5 weekends, ending on Saturday 28 July. The current cost estimate is over £7,000. That is why we need your help!

M&Co Fashion Show Fundraiser

M&Co Fashion Show Fundraiser!
Wednesday, 14th March 2018
6:30pm
M&Co, Droitwich
Tickets: £5

Please come along with friends and family to support your fellow members as they strut their stuff on the catwalk!
There will be 10% off all purchases on the night.
Soft drinks and nibbles will be available and raffle.

Tickets can be purchased from M&Co and Park’s Cafe.

(DAN members – a contribution to the raffle would be greatly appreciated. Please bring along on the night).