GLASTONBURY Festival has donated a record £3.7 million to charity in 2023.

The famous festival was involved in several fundraising efforts and was backed with the support of festival-goers.

Proceeds from the festival's charitable efforts will impact a broad spectrum of causes and various demographics, both in the UK and overseas.

In an Instagram post, the festival's co-organiser Emily Eavis said: "It’s wonderful for us to be able to let you know that we have donated a record amount of over £3.7m to charitable causes and campaigns this year, helping those facing challenges in the UK and across the world.

"It is thanks to your support for the festival that this has been possible".

Ms Eavis thanked festival goers, saying: "Thank you to every one of you who comes and allows us to be able to make a bit of a difference to those that need it right now."

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Successful fundraising drives included the Oxfam Crowdfunder DEC Appeal, which collected over £1 million towards the Syria-Turkey Earthquake response.

This initiative was bolstered by the festival's online auction which raised £116,000 towards the Trussell Trust.

Glastonbury's philanthropic endeavours also extend to its joint charity partners – Oxfam, Water Aid, and Greenpeace.

While the festival continued its annual support to these groups, additional beneficiaries of this year's donations encompassed organisations involved in crises within and beyond the UK's borders.

Among the primary recipients were the British Red Cross's Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory Appeal and War Child, working towards providing medical support and welfare to affected children in the Middle East, Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine.

Funds also found their way to nationwide charities working with young people experiencing homelessness, such as Centre Point UK.

Other notable recipients included Fareshare, Foodcycle, and Beauty Banks, charities providing assistance to UK communities living in poverty.

Glastonbury extending contributions to several UK charities specialised in working with refugees and asylum seekers, including Safe Passage and the UK Refugee Council.

Contributions resonated closer to home as well, impacting the lives of residents in Pilton and neighbouring towns with support for enrichment projects for primary schools and vegetable growing for community food banks.

In addition, Glastonbury donated towards the new Breast Cancer Unit at Yeovil Hospital Charity and the Somerset NHS Charity.

In total over 200 charities have been supported by the festival, while also providing essential services.