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Festival shop round up

Posted by Fran Tutt Festivals Team, Deputy Shop Manager

28th Sep 2012

And that Ladies and Gentlemen is it. The summer is over and the Oxfam Festival Shop is now closed. While you wet wipe away any muddy remains and pack away your tent, here is a round up blog post to reminisce over this summer's adventures. 

This year the Oxfam shop was at six festivals in all different shapes and sizes.  

The first was the Isle of Wight festival. This was the muddiest of the year but with a soothing highlight of James Walsh's accoustic set in the shop

Next was the floral delight that is Latitude. In the shop this year we had a really good vintage section with a lot of help from our volunteer vintage queen Holly. 

Womad broke the trend of the year so far with some sunshine! We also had the crafty crew from Mollie Makes in the shop, creaitng beautiful things from donated stock while sitting upon our hand knitted nana blankets.  

At the same time on the other side of the country we had our very first shop at Kendal Calling. We may not have had the sunny spells of Womad but we brought sunshine to the shop with our excited team.

The Oxfam Cafe made its debut at Leeds festival this year, serving thousands of cups of fair trade  Cafedirect tea and coffee and powering you all through even the longest The Cure set with porridge and pom bears.

And finally, we had our finale at Bestival. Our busiest and wildest shop of the year as our specially selected animal themed stock quickly sold out as the festival and the shop team got into the wildlife spirit...

So thank you to our team of 66 Oxfam shop volunteers from around the country, our donors and anyone that visited one of our festival shops this summer. You all helped us raised over £200,000 for Oxfam.

If you want to volunteer with us next year, you must be a current Oxfam shop volunteer (find your nearest here https://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shops) applications open early next year or you can send me an email ftutt@oxfam.org.uk

See you in the fields next year!

Blog post written by Fran Tutt

Festivals Team, Deputy Shop Manager

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