BLENHEIM FEST ALSO CONTRIBUTES TOWARDS LOCAL CAUSES
Pictured (left) John Osborne (Auburn Community Development Committee) receiving a cheque for the Auburn Hall restoration from Alister Sandow (Blenheim Fest)
According to Alister Sandow, the creator of Blenheim Fest, giving locally will now be part of all future festivals:
"We are really keen to support the development of the arts of all kinds in the valley. This is why we chose to give to the Auburn hall and the high school this year. The hall will eventually become a great performance and exhibition venue and Ben Fuller from the High School will be able to get going on his jazz and improvisation bands. He’s a really inspirational teacher and he’ll make great use of this donation".
New Hope Cambodia will still continue to be BlenheimFest’s overseas cause.
To date the NGO has received nearly $60,000 since the festival’s birth eight years ago, including 2016’s donation of $15,000.
Based on the growing popularity and success of Blenheim Fest these donations will be increasing.