Charities for 2019

Charities for 2019

Meet our Charity Partners

In 2019, all profits from CarFest, including a guaranteed 25% of the price of each ticket, will be donated to UK Children’s Charities. 

BBC Children in Need (a charity registered in England and Wales under number 802052 and in Scotland under number SC039557) will receive 50% of the total profits raised*. 

The following four charities will each receive 10% of the total profits raised**: 

-    Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust (Registered Charity No.1096491 in England & Wales and. SCO44013 in Scotland)
-    Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity (Registered Charity No.1070532 in England & Wales)
-    Starlight Children’s Foundation (Registered Charity No.296058 in England & Wales and SC047600 in Scotland)
-    Teenage Cancer Trust (Registered Charity No.1062559 in England & Wales and SC039757 in Scotland)

More details on the beneficiaries of the final 10% will be announced soon. 

*broken down as follows: 12.5% of the price of each ticket and 50% of the other profits from CarFest
**broken down as follows: 2.5% of the price of each ticket and 10% of the other profits from CarFest

Principal Partner

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.  The charity realises this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children, young people and their families face and which builds their skills and resilience. 

The charity is currently supporting over 2,800 projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a huge range of disadvantages.  

Since CarFest’s inception in 2012, the festivals have raised an incredible £13.5 million to make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.    

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Charity Partners

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that supports young people aged 8-24 to rebuild their confidence after cancer. Cancer recovery is as much about what happens after treatment as during. That’s why when treatment ends, the Trust’s work begins, as for many young people simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis just isn’t possible.

Through sailing and outdoor adventure trips, young people can rebuild the confidence to get back into education and employment and to make new friends, all with the permission to have fun and enjoy being the young people they still are.

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Money raised by fabulous CarFesters will help seriously ill children and their families. When serious illness affects a child, family life is turned upside down and time becomes more precious than ever. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity pairs each family with a dedicated expert Family Support Worker. CarFesters will help families by funding Rainbow Trust Family Support Workers across England so they can provide practical and emotional support wherever and whenever a family needs it to help them face and make the most of each new day.

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Starlight Children’s Foundation is a national children’s charity dedicated to brightening the lives of serious ill children and their families. They do this through hospital play, distraction and entertainment services, wish granting and their Starlight Escape programmes. These programmes deliver the support and experiences that families need; giving them a break from the routine and reality of living with serious illness.

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Every day seven young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity providing specialist nursing and emotional support to young people with cancer. Our life-changing care and support for young people before, during and after cancer provides young people with an opportunity to build their self-esteem and meet others living through the same experience. Working in partnership with the NHS, Teenage Cancer Trust has also funded and built 28 specialist units in hospitals across the UK that feel more like a home than a hospital ward.

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