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Throughout its existence, Glastonbury Festival has supported a wide range of incredible causes while making substantial donations to help those facing challenges across the world. By the end of 2023, the Worthy Farm event will have made payments of over £3.7m to charitable causes and campaigns, while enabling the community to gain access and participate in the legendary event by volunteering and working at the festival site.

Greenpeace, Oxfam, WaterAid at Glastonbury Festival.
Greenpeace, Oxfam, WaterAid • Credit: Andrew Allcock
Oxfam is one of the leading charities involved with Glastonbury and has been working with the Festival for over 25 years. The global poverty alleviation charity brings a 2,000+ strong volunteering team to the event each year – including stewards, campaigners and shop volunteers, spread out throughout the site.
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Charity
Founded
1942
First Festival
1993
Latest Festival
2023
Oxfam is one of the leading charities involved with Glastonbury and has been working with the Festival for over 25 years. The global poverty alleviation charity brings a 2,000+ strong volunteering team to the event each year – including stewards, campaigners and shop volunteers, spread out throughout the site.
WaterAid provides clean water, decent toilets and hygiene knowledge to people who don’t yet have access to them. The charity’s presence has grown tremendously since its first appearance at Worthy Farm in 1994 and nowadays brings more than 600 volunteers to Glastonbury Festival each year.
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Charity
Founded
1981
First Festival
1994
Latest Festival
2023
WaterAid provides clean water, decent toilets and hygiene knowledge to people who don’t yet have access to them. The charity’s presence has grown tremendously since its first appearance at Worthy Farm in 1994 and nowadays brings more than 600 volunteers to Glastonbury Festival each year.
Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction, with their vision being a “greener, healthier and more peaceful planet, one that can sustain life for generations to come”.
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Charity
Founded
1971
First Festival
1992
Latest Festival
2023
Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction, with their vision being a “greener, healthier and more peaceful planet, one that can sustain life for generations to come”.
Critical Waste prides itself on being “a sustainable waste management company that specialises in clearing up and recycling at events and festivals while offering sustainable waste solutions that can grow and evolve with each event”. The company’s other manifestation, ‘Festival Recycling’, has managed the waste at Glastonbury Festival since 2008.
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Service
Founded
2008*
First Festival
2008 (as FC)
Latest Festival
2023
Critical Waste prides itself on being “a sustainable waste management company that specialises in clearing up and recycling at events and festivals while offering sustainable waste solutions that can grow and evolve with each event”. The company’s other manifestation, ‘Festival Recycling’, has managed the waste at Glastonbury Festival since 2008.
Festaff founder Sandy Reid started supplying a small number of casual staff to T in the Park over 15 years ago. Since then, the client list has grown to include Glastonbury and some 20+ events each year, with over 25,000 people on their total database.
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Service
Founded
2008
First Festival
2013
Latest Festival
2023
Festaff founder Sandy Reid started supplying a small number of casual staff to T in the Park over 15 years ago. Since then, the client list has grown to include Glastonbury and some 20+ events each year, with over 25,000 people on their total database.
Avalon Bars & Events specialises in event production and management services at large-scale outdoor events. Established by its Managing Director Tim Mills in 2010, Avalon Bars & Events works exclusively on the provision and management of the majority of the public bars at Glastonbury Festival, involving event and bar planning for all aspects of bar operations at the Worthy Farm event.
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Service
Founded
2009
First Festival
2010*
Latest Festival
2023
Avalon Bars & Events specialises in event production and management services at large-scale outdoor events. Established by its Managing Director Tim Mills in 2010, Avalon Bars & Events works exclusively on the provision and management of the majority of the public bars at Glastonbury Festival, involving event and bar planning for all aspects of bar operations at the Worthy Farm event.
With twenty years of experience, Refresh West supplies full bar provision to some of the most loved festivals and events across the UK. Composed of a professional bar team, their crew “exhibits energy and passion that is vital to a smooth, fast and happy service while focusing on maximising turnover and profitability through an effective operation and outstanding customer experience”.
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Service
Founded
2004
First Festival
2011*
Latest Festival
2023
With twenty years of experience, Refresh West supplies full bar provision to some of the most loved festivals and events across the UK. Composed of a professional bar team, their crew “exhibits energy and passion that is vital to a smooth, fast and happy service while focusing on maximising turnover and profitability through an effective operation and outstanding customer experience”.
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