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The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 recently announced a new partnership with Save the Children, the international charity that do whatever it takes to make sure children survive, get protection when they’re in danger and have the chance to learn and thrive.

Caroline Giddings, Commercial Director of the Isle of Wight Festival said:

“We’re delighted to have Save The Children on board this year as our national charity partner to help raise funds and awareness for the wonderful work they do. We are looking forward to creating a successful partnership.”

Claire Rowney, Director of Save The Children, said:

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Isle of Wight festival this year. Save the Children fights every day to protect and support children no matter where they are born, so to have the opportunity to raise vital funds and mass awareness of the work we do at a festival of this size and calibre is a huge and very exciting opportunity for us.”

The charity partnership with Save the Children will include a pop-up charity shop on site and an exclusive Save the Children Bungee Jump where festival goers will be able to do a 160ft dive for free if they raise over £150 for Save the Children – people can register their interest here. One of Save the Children’s biggest supporters, Entertainment One’s (eOne) Peppa Pig will also be making a special appearance in the Kids Zone.

Save the Children fight for children every single day and believe that every child should be able to help build a better future. With the continuing conflicts in Yemen and Syria, an ongoing food crisis in East Africa and the worsening Rohingya refugee crisis, it’s more urgent than ever that Save the Children are on the ground giving children a healthy start in life and the opportunity to learn and thrive.

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place from 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park, Newport. The Killers, Depeche Mode, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, The Script, Camila Cabello and Rita Ora are just a few of many acts confirmed to perform over the weekend – check out www.isleofwightfestival.com for full line up details.

This year will also mark the 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival. The first event in 1968 put the festival on the map as it then grew to become world renowned for iconic performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who and Jimi Hendrix in his last ever UK show. The festival was successfully relaunched in 2002 to become one of the most exciting weekends of the summer, continuing to build on its proud heritage with show-stopping headliners such as Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac.

About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

www.savethechildren.org.uk/

 

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