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Glastonbury-on-Sea donates all souvenir fudge meant for Glastonbury 2020

Glastonbury-on-Sea donates all souvenir fudge meant for Glastonbury 2020

The Pier will be giving away the fudge to food banks, food deliveries for the elderly, Key Workers and Woman’s & family shelters amid the coronavirus pandemic

Glastonbury-on-Sea has confirmed it will be donating all of their souvenir fudge which would have been sold at the Festival’s 50th anniversary this summer.

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The organisers of the 60-meter-long “Victorian” pier, AKA Glastonbury-on-Sea – said in a message posted via their Instagram account earlier today (April 21), that the souvenir packs will go to “local food banks, food deliveries to the elderly, Key Workers and Woman’s & family shelters locally”, while also urging people who live close to Pilton and know of any foodbank deliveries who would “like a little extra treat” to get in contact with them through a Direct Message to their Instagram account.

Designed by long-time Glastonbury creative partner and visionary, Joe Rush – Glastonbury-on-Sea had updated its “Area Page” on the Glastonbury Festival website earlier in the year while sharing artwork and a trailer consisting of some of the best moments from its debut at Glastonbury 2019.

Last year, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis had revealed that Glastonbury-on-sea was set to return for the Festival’s 50th-anniversary – which was due to take place this summer – while sharing new details about the planned improvements to the attraction in the form of a “sea of pre-pitched tents”.

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Cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 edition of the Festival was set to be held at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28 – after the line-up poster and first wave of artists was released (March 12) which included Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Lana Del, Kendrick Lamar and many more.

In a message from organisers, announcing Glastonbury 2020’s cancellation, Michael and Emily Eavis explained that cancelling this year’s event was their “only viable option” following “new government measures announced this week” to prevent the spread of the pandemic – saying: “We’re so sorry that this decision has been made. It was not through choice. But we look forward to welcoming you back to these fields next year and until then, we send our love and support to all of you.”

Doing their best to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic – the Festival, headed by Michael and Emily Eavis, donated cotton tote bags to hospitals in need, while also giving away thousands of litres of hand sanitiser, gloves and face masks meant for Glastonbury 2020 to frontline emergency services – including Avon and Somerset Police and NHS staff. They also gave away several thousand ponchos which were meant for Glastonbury 2020 and have been repurposed as anti-coronavirus PPE.

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