What is Oxjam?
Oxjam is Oxfam’s month-long music festival. It runs all through October with hundreds of events around the UK, all organised by volunteers who know and love their local music scene, all raising money to save lives around the world. Since the first festival in 2006, Oxjam has raised more than £1.5 million for Oxfam’s work. That’s enough to buy 13,000 emergency shelters; 900 classrooms OR 60,000 goats!
Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting poverty: Together. From saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livelihoods to campaigning for change that lasts.
This year Oxjam enlisted the help of Sally Freeman, to organise a London event and took the decision to base it in our very own town of Chorleywood! There are a variety of events organised throughout September and October featuring a range of music genres, local bands and more established acts.
Sewell & Gardner were so excited & honoured to be asked by Sally to sponsor Oxjam Chorleywood and all of it’s associated events. Sally was attracted to us following all of our online marketing and use of social networking; in-keeping with the ‘green’ aspect of Oxjam where ticket sales are organised online, as well as promotion and marketing.
As soon as we became involved in this tremendous charity event, we decided to host our own Sewell & Gardner music event! We have a fabulous team of staff, young & old (er) who LOVE music and this was a fantastic opportunity to showcase many of our friends &
family’s bands & acts and we hope that lots of our clients and customers will come along and enjoy the music with us! We have worked tremendously hard over the last month to pull together (so far) 4 local bands, 2 accoustic acts and a fantastic DJ/compere, we’ve sourced a great local venue and are now proud to announce:
Chorley-woodstock will be taking place on Saturday 8th October at
The Chorleywood Club, on the Rickmansworth/Chorleywood border!
Running from 4pm until late, Chorley-woodstock will feature 6 local acts
playing a range of music all afternoon & evening.
Tickets are priced at £5 for standard entry available here:
or £7 VIP (which includes access to the VIP area,
hosted by our very own Donna Waldron,
with priority food access, complimentary glass of champagne and waitress service:
There will be a bar & food available all day for all guest on standard entry & VIP tickets.
All children under the age of 5 have FREE ENTRY.
Confirmed bands include our very own Martyn Drabik performing first, as well as later with his associated band The Jiggawatts. There will be an acoustic set from Mike Pickering, followed by Indie band Daytona Catchups. Later, we will hear from headliners Kings of Langley; a covers band and finally from Ska band Brocker.
Of course we are still very interested in hearing from any other local bands that may be interested in taking part, as of course, it is all for a great cause!
Buying tickets is easy, just pay on-line with your debit or credit card at the above links and print out your booking reference to bring with you on the day. If you have a VIP ticket reference, you can email this to email@example.com and she will add you to her VIP list, so that you don’t need to remember your reference on the day!
PLEASE TRY TO COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL BANDS, THIS IS A TREMENDOUS CAUSE FOR A GREAT CHARITY AND IT WILL, UNDOUBTABLY, BE A FABULOUS FUN DAY FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES – SO BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY AND MAKE A DAY OF IT.
Thank you so much for your support.
If you cannot come along on the day but would like to donate to Oxjam, this can be done by dropping into our office or online at http://www.justgiving.com/OxjamCW.