Huddersfield’s legendary music venue The Parish has raised another £5,000 for their charitable fund with the One Community Foundation in memory of staff member Sam Wilcock.
Last year, The Parish hosted a concert to raise money for a fund set up through One Community. The Parish wanted to remember Sam Wilcock, a Parish staff member, and Charlotte Coy, a familiar face to everyone at The Parish who both passed away in 2019. The concert raised £5,000 for organisations supporting people with mental health and cancer.
On 5th August, The Parish hosted Wilstock3, a concert to raise additional funds to support Kirklees organisations. With 20 live acts across 3 stages, the concert included Indie, acoustic, rock, reggae, metal, hip-hop, soul, and ska music. Unlike many events, Parish decided that all proceeds would be added to the total raised. From selling tickets, t-shirts, and drinks, Parish raised another £5,000 for charities in the Kirklees area.
The Dewsbury Young at Heart Project looked to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation experienced by the ageing population. With regular and reliable opportunities, older people in the Dewsbury area had a safe place to discuss their mental health concerns through arts and crafts.
Ruddi’s Retreat allows families affected by cancer a much-needed break. They applied for funding to replace their desktop computers, which were prone to breaking down. Thanks to the Parish Fund, they acquired 2 new laptops, allowing them to allocate holidays to 300 families.
Applications for this fund are through Community Grants Programme. To find out more about our work, visit our Impact page.