Charities

Charities

Here at Nozstock, we want to make sure we are doing what we can to give something back to the community that has supported us for so long and do our bit to help some great causes into the bargain. We also recognise that as a national event, there is a lot we can do to support and raise awareness for causes that affect the UK as a whole.  Please find details of all the causes we support below.

  • Founded in 1998, The Music Pool is a community-based music charity for Herefordshire and it’s borders. The Music Pool are dedicated to providing chances for people of all ages and abilities to make music together, because it is one of the most powerful ways to improve people’s lives and well-being. They also work with dancers, dramatists, painters and potters to create new opportunities for everyone to join in. Their work affects a wide variety of groups from early years to those with special needs.  You can catch the best of their Livewire youth music project right here, which gives teenagers an insight into the music industry, organising training opportunities, music courses and gigs.

  • Trees for Cities is the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities. They get stuck in with local communities to cultivate lasting change in their neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food. Their work helps mitigate the impact of the climate emergency, reduces air pollution, provides new wildlife habitats, and makes our cities healthier places to live. During the year of their 30th birthday, they are set to plant their 2 millionth tree in the 2023/24 planting season. Since the charity began in 1993, Trees for Cities has engaged over 185,000 people worldwide and planted over 1.7 million trees.

  • When you need a break from the festival hive, visit Yeleni in the Healing Zone for a massage and an unwind. By helping yourself you will be helping someone else too! The idea for the Yeleni Support Centre happened back in 2000 when Nicky Heath decided she wanted to set up a charity which could offer free complementary therapy sessions to anyone with cancer in Herefordshire and the surrounding counties. Yeleni provides a place of peace where clients  can receive support whilst they are having to deal with a very difficult time in their lives. Although they are a charity offering free therapy sessions to anyone with cancer, they also offer complementary therapies to everyone else. So whether you want a back massage or a few hypnotherapy sessions, £10 of the money you pay for your treatment will go towards supporting their charity work. They also have a varied programme of workshops to help you gain emotional and physical health and pursue your spirituality. Integral to their philosophy is a belief that everyone has a right to receive help, regardless of cost.

  • People in Motion is a non-profit organisation who provide support and needed supplies to displaced people. Their current efforts are focused on the refugee crisis. They are sending aid and volunteer support throughout Europe to help people on their journey to a safer life. Volunteers from People in Motion will be helping to collect re-useable items from the campsite clear up such as camping equipment, non-perishable food and clothing to be sent out in their next shipment aid.

  • Attitude Is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry. Their vision is to see music and live event industries valuing disabled people as audience members, performers and professionals and their work won’t stop until this becomes the norm. They help barriers to be identified and removed, best practice to be celebrated and with disabled people leading the change, they facilitate industry professionals to learn from real-like experience.

  • The Game Change Project provides a lifeline for disengaged young people, who struggle in mainstream education,  by providing a practical, outdoor learning environment where they can develop the confidence, motivation, and skills to grow and thrive.  The project aims to instil a sense of purpose and enthusiasm in young people by giving them opportunities to learn practical life skills outside the traditional classroom environment. They do this via three modules; Mechanics includes activities like vehicle maintenance, restoration and driving skills; Land based Skills includes conservation, groundwork, landscaping, designing and racing model boats and airplanes, bricklaying, wood work and much more; Animal Care includes horse care, training techniques, fun communication and team building with horses, caring for and handling other small animals on the farm. Their programmes are open to young people from 13 years and over and run throughout the school year.

  • Global conflict affects 1.5 billion people. It has forced 32 million children to flee their homes. Alongside this, natural disasters affect over 200 million people each year. Conflict, displacement and extreme weather events have immeasurable effects on children and their families. They disturb and alter childhood experiences, strip children of their rights, and constrain opportunities to learn, recover and flourish through play.

    Whilst other agencies provide for material needs – like food, water and shelter – Clowns Without Borders provide children with critical emotional-first aid through laughter and play when they need it the most. It is essential to the health and well-being of every child in their learning and development and even aids in the processing of trauma and expression of difficult emotion.

    Our playful performances and workshops create safe, joyful spaces which offer immediate solace, providing a supportive environment for children in some of the most challenging places on earth.

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