Sunday, January 16, 2005

HELPING OUT: In addition to the money Glastonbury provides every year for those well-intentioned organisations Oxfam, Greenpeace, Water Aid and The Mean Fiddler Organisation PLC, Michael Eavis is planning a spot of extra fundraising for a specific project to aid some of the tsunami survivors:

"I am trying to identify something like buying boats or constructing a causeway. I want a project which will improve the quality of life for those affected. I am not talking about a small sum of money but something that will be a substantial project, and I would like to go out there and see the progress being made on it."

This is actually a really good approach - faced with the sheer scale of what happened on the 26th of December, it can seem a bit daunting to know where to begin helping, and - especially as time moves on - it's not entirely clear how adding a few more quid to the large piles of money is going to actually, directly make a difference. Eavis is smart to look for something small but significant to target Glasto support and assistance on.

In other Glastonbury news, the licence for the 2005 event is up for discussion tomorrow evening.