Leeds Festival raises £10,000 for charity

Bus services to and from the site helped raise cash for St Martin's Hospice

Up to £10,000 has been raised for charity from bus services ferrying festival goers to and from this year’s Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival.

Organisers from Mean Fiddler and Geldards Coaches in Yorkshire took a percentage of cash from each ticket during the weekend which they will now donate to terminally ill children at the local St Martin’s Hospice.

The two organisations, who decided to run buses to and from the festival as part of their ecologically friendly policy, will present a cheque to the Hospice on November 24.

Figures released by the promoters revealed that this year’s festival saw 30% of the audience use shuttle buses from Leeds city centre to and from the site, a figure way above the national average.

A statement from Mean Fiddler added: “We would like to thank all festival goers for recognising the “green” message of the festival and showing support for Mean Fiddler’s attempts to have as little environmental impact as possible throughout the weekend.”