A huge thank you to the Glastonbury 2014 Litter Pickers

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Our great team of litter pickers

The Bhopal Medical Appeal would like to say a huge thank you to the 80 volunteers who joined the Litter picking team at Glastonbury Festival this year!

In return for their hard work over the festival, Glastonbury will be donating the wages of each volunteer to the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

Each day at the festival, when the music fades, and the happy campers trudge back to their tents, the fields of revelers in front of the Pyramid stage are replaced by a sea of cans, cups and rubbish. Every year hundreds of volunteers are tasked with clearing the site before the ticket holders rise and head back out. Rain or shine the job is done and for the last 12 years the Bhopal Medical Appeal has been lucky enough to have volunteers working hard, spreading awareness about the charity as well as raising  money at Glastonbury.

The Bhopal Medical Appeal is indebted to these volunteers. A special mention goes out to Sarah Speakman Jones who was lucky enough to be called out to meet the father of Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis, to be congratulated for her hard work. There are many other volunteers who keep returning and a huge thank you goes out to these veterans of the Recycling Crew.

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A Bhopal Medical Appeal volunteer gets to meet Michael Eavis.

Fancy getting your hands dirty for charity?

If you are interested in volunteering for the Bhopal Medical Appeal at Glastonbury 2015 then you can contact us here. In return for doing your shifts you receive a free festival ticket, crew camping (with warm showers and a modestly priced crew bar), and two free meals a day for each shift. Glastonbury will donate your litter picking wage to the Bhopal Medical Appeal, which means you aren’t just helping to clean up the festival site, you are also raising money for a great cause!

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We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.