Oxfam calls for volunteers to steward at CarFest

at both north and south locations

published: Tue 17th Jul 2012

around the festival site (2)

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th August 2012
Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire, RG25 3DR, England MAP
£85 with camping, child £25, - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Tue 17th Jul 2012

Oxfam Stewarding are seeking volunteers to steward at CarFest, the brainchild of BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans taking place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire with a sister event happening on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.


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Oxfam is giving volunteers the opportunity for car and festival lovers alike to become part of the on-the-ground team helping to make the twin events happen.

As well as being a fun and rewarding experience, volunteering as a steward helps raise money for Oxfam's life-changing work around the world. The charity is recruiting 500 volunteers to work across the two CarFest festivals sites in Hampshire and Cheshire and applications are now open.

Carfest was conceived by Chris Evans as his dream of the perfect family festival; a unique event which combines classic cars, live music and food whilst also raising money for BBC Children in Need. Chris's vision has proved a success with tickets to both events already sold out.

Emma Parkinson, Stewarding Manager at Oxfam, said, "CarFest is such an exciting concept and we're thrilled to be involved. Oxfam provides stewarding services to broad range of festivals, from family-oriented to music-focused events, and people from all ages and walks of life get involved. We're aiming to double our stewarding service in the next few years and CarFest is a great opportunity to reach a new demographic of people and encourage them to consider volunteering."

The festivals feature a line-up that includes Texas, The Counterfeit Stones, Merrymouth, Rockaoke, Razorlight, The Magic Numbers, and more.

Other attractions include aerial displays from The Blades and The RAF Hot Air Balloon, a massive 105,000 cubic feet balloon made in the UK, will take to the skies (weather permitting). Some of the best cars in the world will be on display and on the sprint courses, from the Bugatti Veyron to historic Formula 1 cars and more and maybe even taking one away at the Silverstone Auction. 50 pie makers and 50 cake makers will go head to head, and dancing JCB Diggers, Segway Racers and Red Barrows, plus learning how to make ice cream, bake bread and churn butter.

Nicola Meadley, CarFest Event Director, said: "Oxfam Stewards offer a great solution to how to look after visitors, whilst ensuring that all volunteers are properly vetted, managed and looked after on site. We're looking forward to welcoming a group of car mad volunteers to CarFest."

Oxfam's stewards will help ensure the smooth and safe running of the CarFest events so they are enjoyed by all. In return, stewards are provided with exclusive staff camping, meals whilst on duty, warm showers and when not on shift, are free to enjoy the events and entertainment as they please. To apply to be a steward, see the Oxfam website for more details.

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th August 2012
Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire, RG25 3DR, England MAP
£85 with camping, child £25, - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Tue 17th Jul 2012


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