The organisers of Victorious Festival have revealed that they have raised more than £155,794.87 for a number of local charities. Working with the local community and good causes has always been important to the organisers. The festival plays a key role in boosting the local economy as well as supporting numerous good causes and charities around the city and the world.
Encouraging community involvement, the closest residents to the festival site are asked to nominate and decide who will benefit from donations. The chosen charities so far have included Southsea Skate Park, Portsmouth LGBT Pride, children’s football kits for Prospect School, African Women’s Forum Liberian School, Southsea’s drinking water fountains for runners and dog walkers, Southsea’s floral winter bedding, The D-Day Museum and Cumberland House Natural History Museum and Butterfly House to name a few.
Victorious Operations, Infrastructure & Procurement Manager Terri Hall said: “From the off Victorious Festival was and is all about doing something lovely for the fine people of Portsmouth and those visiting; showcasing the city and the festival at its very best. It’s an amazing place, particularly its seafront where the festival is located.
“The festival has grown and grown over the years, but we have always ensured it is the best possible platform for highlighting the cosmopolitan, vibrant, friendly, seaside city, maintaining its local audience, as well as attracting folk from outside the city who come to enjoy the festival and explore the area.
“The positive economic impact of the festival on the city is something we’re very proud of and this enables the ever growing charitable contributions and relationships.”
Their long term goal is to improve children’s literacy levels in Portsmouth, therefore, expect to see all sorts of fun and interesting ideas and activations to motivate and enthuse our cities young readers. If you fancy getting involved in this cause please do get in touch [email protected].
With Friday tickets available from £30 and Saturday and Sunday at £35 a day Victorious Festival continues to be one of the best value festivals on the south coast. Check out the website below to pick up yours.