Mellow in the Meadow festival grows in success in support of GWAAC - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
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Mellow in the Meadow presenting GWAAC with a cheque

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity are thanking organisers of Mellow in the Meadow after their successful event has raised £6,000 for the charity over the past few years.

Mellow in the Meadow is a fun and friendly one-day live music festival, set in rural South Gloucestershire and run by a small committee of six local ladies, Beth Curtis, Massey Rowe, Julia Hall, Suze Tucker, Jackie Tucker and Lorna Hook.

The family-friendly event features live music from local bands, family entertainment and attractions and a range of delicious food stalls, glitter huts and well-stocked bars to ensure there is something for the whole family.

The ladies behind the event work tirelessly throughout the summer to secure sponsors, book acts, attractions, caterers, power sources, lights, sound and staging – getting creative in a bid to keep costs down, and they demonstrate a great collective of community spirit and local fundraising. Here at GWAAC, we couldn’t be more grateful for their support – which raised £1,000 at their inaugural 2018 event.

Organiser Lorna Hook, who also will soon be taking on a Skydive in aid of GWAAC later this year, said:

“When we visited the airbase in June to present the cheque for £1,000, we were hugely enthused by the great work of GWAAC and this inspired us to, rather ambitiously, aim to double our donations from the 2019 event.”

And they smashed this target! The 2019 event was a huge success, raising £5,000 for GWAAC, which relies on charitable donations and support from the local community to ensure it can keep providing its life-saving service. Mellow in the Meadow is a fantastic show of exactly this.

Lorna continued: “The success of the event would not have been possible without the amazing team of volunteers who assisted, not only on the day, but in days before and the dreaded clear up (hampered by some sore heads).

“We would like to thank the wonderful GWAAC team for your support for our event and for all of the fantastic work you do. It has been an absolute pleasure to raise money for your cause and we are exceptionally proud of our achievements.”

Joe Hughes, Community Fundraiser at GWAAC, said: “Mellow in the Meadow is a real South Glos success story and we’re thrilled to be a part of it. It’s only thanks to people like Lorna, Beth, Massey, Julia, Suze and Jackie doing amazing things like this that we can continue to save lives in South Glos and surrounding areas, so on behalf of everyone living or working in this region: thank you so very much!”