Keeping Glastonbury costs to a minimum – how did we manage it?

So many people in the local Brighton area, our office volunteers, Glastonbury Festival organisers, our dedicated BMA Glastonbury litterpickers and beyond contributed to our seriously scaled-up presence at Glastonbury this year – it was an ambitious undertaking and we really couldn’t have done it without the goodwill and donations of so much time, goods and services for free and discounted. Massive thanks to you all – you’ve really made a difference!

Neil McCall, Orange Peel Creative Juice M: 07966 476068

Designed and re-designed, listened and listened, branded our hand sanitiser, provided web graphics…and wouldn’t hear of being paid.

Barry Thornton, Auto-Bodycare Service Centre Ltd. Brighton, Beaconsfield Studios, 25 Ditchling Rise, Brighton T: 01273 696030

Gave us space, watched our flowers grow, didn’t bat an eyelid when the actual sculpture garden began to grow, right outside the garage.

All at Studio 11, Beaconsfield Studios, 25 Ditchling Rise, Brighton

Welcomed us into the studio, gathered recycled materials, generally made things a lot easier than they could have been.

Charlotte Jalley, Learn Bollywood, Brighton

So wonderful to have our very own dance teacher in our Sculpture Garden even if it was raining. Hilarious and inspirational, we couldn’t stop dancing and claiming ‘all is well’ for hours afterwards.

Hire-All Catering supplies, Hove

Charged us for two days instead of two weeks.

Neil, Prizmatic Solutions, Burgess Hill

Always there to help, re-sizing, overlays, and first series of Glastonbury prints free.

Jim, Marquees of India. London

Took the time to really engage with us and provide the best marquee for our needs at a brilliantly knocked down price, love you lounge lizards and love your chai.

Hel’s Angels, Brighton

Lovely cushions and cloth for our chai and chat corner.

Les, Pronto-Pack, Bristol – free paper cups for our free chai in 2009 and 2011.

Ally, Stage Electrics, Bristol

Very knowledgeable, wonderful suggestions – sorted us out with reduced arcbars which lit the sculptures from the inside beautifully.

The Kasbar managers, Leftfield, Glastonbury

Kept turning up with clear and clean bottles.

Belle at Magpie Recycling, Brighton

Magpie’s resident recycling artist – always full of suggestions, wonderful to see you at Glastonbury.

Roy at Straffords, Brighton

Endless patience with us and slightly confused bookings – always interested in our progress.

Alan, Anvil Ironworks, Brighton

You created in 3D, you drew in air…you really started something with our sculpture armatures.

Prudence Prescott

Bottled our unique brand of hand sanitiser.

Mel and Toni of The Real Skin Care Company, Brighton

Sourced our hand sanitiser materials and provided equipment.

Andy, Promotion Hire, Brighton

Helped us out with a brilliantly reduced rate for the weekend hire of equipment for transferring all of our festival footage.

Dave Symmons, Videoheads

Gave us a broadcast-quality video camera (and very cheap tapes) for over a week for absolutely nothing. An amazing deal – couldn’t have done it without him!

John Baker, aka Bongo

Gave a lot of time combined with lots of patience in supporting us through various technical issues before and during the festival – invaluable knowledge.

Mrs Shearn and many others…

…from Woodingdean to Worthing who responded so brilliantly to our call-outs for material scraps, plastic bags and bottles.

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