Towcester Food Festival reveals charitable giving

9th February 2016

Towcester Food Festival has donated £1,000 to good causes in the town and has put another £500 up for grabs.

The £1,000 was shared equally between South Northants Volunteer Bureau (SNVB) and Towcester Youth Coffee House (TYCH).

Both organisations rely on external funding to survive and support the festival by helping organise volunteers for the event.

Festival founder Crispin Slee said: “Their support is brilliant and we are very happy to do our bit in return as a thank you to all our volunteers.”

Another £500 has been earmarked for charity and Mr Slee has invited local charities to apply for a share of the money.

The donations were announced at Towcester Racecourse when volunteers were treated to an evening of greyhound racing in a private box and a curry.

Mr Slee added: “Our volunteers are an incredible bunch of people. We really couldn’t do it without them.”

Towcester Food Festival takes place at Towcester Racecourse on Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12 in 2016.

There will be a street food market, with food from around the world, over 100 artisan food and drink stalls, chef demos, live music lawns and a free circus.

Rob Tracey, chief executive of SNVB, said: “We are delighted to support the food festival and to see it grow each year. It is very clear the event is a force for good in Towcester.”

Dee Fagan, secretary of TYCH, said: “We are closer to our dream of a youth drop-in centre in Towcester than ever before.

“We have been granted permission to extend the building and now we are on a final push to secure the £200,000 in funding we need. Every bit helps.”

To be a volunteer at this year’s festival or if you are a charity and want to apply for a share of the £500, please email:

Tickets for the festival are now on sale at: 



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