CarFest was created in 2012 by Chris Evans with the sole purpose of raising money for BBC Children in Need.
Since 2012, CarFest has raised more than £16.5 million for UK Children’s Charities.
In 2019, CarFest extended its support to four new UK Children’s charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Last summer, the ‘CarFest Kids Choir’ was born. They came together on stage to sing ‘Something inside so strong’ and Chris Evans brought some of the children who have been helped by charities on stage to tell their story.
In 2019, the total funds raised was split as follows:
- 50% BBC Children in Need
- 10% Teenage Cancer Trust
- 10% Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
- 10% Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
- 10% Starlight Children’s Foundation
- 10% to a selection of charities associated with The Sun’s ‘Who Cares Wins’
In 2020 we will continue to raise funds for our charity partners… keep an eye out for more news about how you can get involved.