Recycling Lives gets ready to rock

A music festival will be taking place in a few weeks in aid of a worthy cause, and Recycling Lives will be playing a part – but there’s no singing involved for us!

The festival, called Glastonbrewery, will take place on Saturday 18th May at the Lancaster Brewery and Tap, in order to raise funds for Bay Aqua Therapy, a local physiotherapy charity. Bands will be playing on a stage donated by Recycling Lives for the day!

The stage – actually a 40ft curtain-sider truck trailer – will host bands from the local area as well as Manchester. The bill includes established bands such as Ben Ruth and The Convulsions, who will be sharing the limelight with unsigned acts like Fourth Time Lucky and Mancunian band The Ordinary.

Driving the festival’s preparations is a team of volunteers headed by Zoe Hamilton, who also runs Bay Aqua Therapy. The charity treats 45 people each week, and the funds raised will help to treat 300 people in the following year.

On behalf of the charity, Ms Hamilton said:

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses who have given their time and resources for free in order to make this festival happen. Without this support we cannot maximise the amount of money we raise for the charity.

Without this service many people would not be helped back to normal function, helped back to work and helped to rehabilitate from serious injury.

Recycling Lives is delighted to be one of the businesses involved in making the festival happen. As a social business with a strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, it is of vital importance that we get involved with such worthy causes.

The work that Bay Aqua Therapy does is essential in helping people to become independent again. This is aligned with the work our own social welfare charity carries out, supporting homeless people to find work and accommodation. Residents are helped to forge their own pathway to independence with the charity’s six-stage support plan.

If you want to go to see some bands and support the Bay Aqua Therapy team to continue their vital work, visit the Glastonbrewery website. The site has been designed by Website UK, another Lancashire business that is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility. Needless to say, we are extremely pleased to be part of this excellent event!