Music festival organisers double their charity target
ORGANISERS of a charity music festival have doubled their fundraising target because they have already exceeded their original goal.
Oxjam is a music festival made up of hundreds of events around the UK in October, organised by people who know their local music scene, all in aid of Oxfam.
Ahead of the start of the Swansea group's main festival, the group has increased their target from the suggested £2,000 to £4,000 after already smashing through the £3,000 barrier.
They successfully exceeded their initial target after holding a sports day for grown ups at Mumbles Cricket Club and a night of auctions and acoustics to help raise funds to support the charity's work around the globe.
Laura Newington, part of the Swansea Oxjam fundraising team, said: "We raised £1,200 through the auction and everyone loved the live music from guitarist Stephen Woodman at the Sotheby's Soiree.
"That brought our Oxjam total to just over £3,000. We are aiming for £4,000 now and already well on our way.
"We are all extremely excited to have so much great music on our door step and getting Swansea involved in Oxjam.
"We have really enjoyed all our events so far and we are very proud to say that we are well on track to achieving our new fundraising target.
"The festival is going to be great fun with so many different acts taking part.
"Swansea people — get involved."
The festival will be held on Sunday, October 20 from 2pm until late.
There will be over 30 artists in three venues in Uplands.
Some of those taking part include Ragsy, Maharaja Blues, King Goon and Thomas Fitton.
The venues the festival will be taking place at are Noahs, Mozarts and The Garage.
Tickets for the event are £5 in advance and £6 on the door.
The charity is also appealing for volunteers to help on the day.
For more details, go to www.oxjamswansea2013.com