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Charities Can Now Apply to Become the Beneficiary of Rock at the Castle 2022

Posted in Press Release
Rock at the Castle Charity Poster

Rock at the Castle has become a well-established and very popular part of Hertford Town Council’s annual events programme. The event has raised over £48,000 for local charities, which is generously donated by those attending.

The Town Council is offering the opportunity to local charities and organisations to apply to become the Rock at the Castle charity for 2022. The music festival will take place on Sunday 7th August, in the grounds of Hertford Castle from 12.30 – 19.00.

Applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

  • A local/national registered charity or similarly constituted body with a strong presence in Hertford
  • Be able to demonstrate that its work and initiatives are of benefit to Hertford
    and the local community
  • A charity that has the creativity and enthusiasm to maintain fund-raising
  • Be able to provide a sufficient number of volunteers to assist at the event itself and collect donations

The last time the event took place, in 2019, the beneficiary was Age UK Hertfordshire, whose dedicated volunteers raised £3035 at the event.

Chairman of the Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: “Rock at the Castle presents a great opportunity for a local charity or community organisation to raise both money and its profile.  If you’re involved in an organisation that’s making a difference in Hertford, do think about applying to be the beneficiary of this year’s event.”   

The deadline for applications to become the nominated charity is Sunday 1st May, and the Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee will make a decision on which organisation will be the beneficiary of the event at their meeting in June.

To obtain a copy of the criteria and application form please visit www.hertford.gov.uk/events and search for Rock at the Castle. Alternatively, contact Hertford Town Council’s Events team on 01992 552885, or email events@hertford.gov.uk

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