Glastonbury's £100k for Oxfam Sudan Emergency Appeal

published: Wed 18th Aug 2004

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June 2004
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£112 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis last week presented Oxfam with a cheque for £100,000 for their Sudan Emergency Appeal.

One million people have left their homes in Darfur, Western Sudan, fleeing fighting and danger. Oxfam is working in camps set up for the displaced people in Sudan and those who have fled to Chad, constructing latrines and providing clean drinking water and washing facilities, to prevent the spread of disease.

Roger James of Oxfam said "I would like to say a big thank you to Michael for this fantastic amount, it will save thousands of lives. The aid agencies need £27 million to meet the needs of families suffering in Darfur. This sum will make a real difference; even £5 enables Oxfam to provide a family shelter from the sun and the rain. £10 buys a water container and purification tablets, clean water for a family. £44 feeds a family of five for two months".

Michael Eavis said "There seems to be differences of opinion about the scale of the disaster in the Sudan but one sure thing is that these people need masses of help, and for that reason Glastonbury is giving an extra £100,000 above Oxfam’s normal donation of £200,000."

Oxfam is one of the major beneficiaries from Glastonbury Festival (along with Greenpeace and WaterAid), and the Festival has raised over £1M for Oxfam through their partnership over the last ten years.

You can help support people affected by conflict in Sudan - donate now.

For more on this story, see the Oxfam website.

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June 2004
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£112 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013


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