For around 30 years years Mendip Vale cc fund-raised at the world famous Glastonbury music festival.
Glastonbury provides much needed funds for many somerset carnival clubs and a lot of clubs work at the festival to raise vital funds, the majority doing stewarding at various parts of the site.
Mendip vale used to do something a little different, for many years we ran a catering van in the centre of the festival, between the "other" stage and "west holts" stage, which is a busy area for trade, this was hard work for the week, but it raised the bulk of the capital to build the cart.
This was a busy week for the club as we used to move in very early on the Sunday before the festival, start trading on the following Tuesday and leave site the Monday after the festival finishes, it was an eight day "work as hard as you can & make as much money as you can" event. the preparation for this week would start in December and it took many months to get everything ready and set up to the standard we are happy with, it was one of the best fundraisers in terms of social life, as you're together all week camping in the staff area behind the food van and once your shift is done there is some of the biggest artists in the world playing just across the field.
Due to rising costs to secure a pitch at the festival, we switched our fundraising to stewarding in 2019
Below are some of the photos taken at the festival.