They raised an encouraging £10,000 in the first week, but then donations slowed to a trickle. Now they need to raise £84,000 in the next 5 weeks, or they will have to go into liquidation.
The great thing is you can help with no risk at all. They will hold any cheques you send them and only cash them if they do raise enough to save the festival. If they don't get enough, they'll tear up your cheque and you've lost nothing. If you want to help, you can either:
- Become a BGG shareholder. Shares are available at £40, only one share may be held per person. Details of how to do that are on the BGG Crisis website. If you want to become a shareholder, you can choose to have your application held until after the AGM, so that your cheque would only be cashed if enough money was raised to save the festival.
- Send a cheque made out to BGG Rescue Fund to to BGG, 10 St Johns Sq., Glastonbury BA6 9LJ, or donate online at the donations page. Cheques are better for two reasons: online donations have a hefty processing fee and 30-day delay, and also BGG will hold all cheques and only bank them when they are sure they have raised enough funds to save the festival.
You can also publicise the crisis on your own blog or website. Please let people know, and do what you can to save the Big Green Gathering.