Our Volunteers

Anyone that’s ever had to give a speech where you start naming those you’d
like to thank will know; it’s a dangerous game! The risk of leaving some
one is pretty scary and this is definitely no exception.

The basic truth is that we’re indebted to so many people for the time and
effort they give. Take our word for it when we say; the whole event would
not happen without the good will and voluntary efforts of so many.

Although we’re too scared to name names, we would like to highlight three
groups of fine people.

First of all to everyone from the Old Brodleians rugby club. Truly the hosts with
the most when it comes to the time and effort needed to turn their sports
facilities into a fantastic open-air music venue for the whole community. Players old and young, supporters, family, friends,
sponsors …everyone throws they’re weight behind the day. Around 125 volunteers turned out each year to stage the event, not to mention the small organising committee that never really stop planning and plotting all year round. Outstanding!

Secondly, the Brighouse Friends of Overgate who first suggested the
notion of a music festival to the rugby club, at a time when the Brods we’re keen to introduced a summer celebration to their events calendar. These guys and gals run their own events throughout the year raising money for the Overgate. All their volunteers are on hand for the music festival whether they’re on the gates, manning the many stalls, and, not least in the run up to the day; selling tickets, making bunting, collecting raffle prizes, and baking buns and cakes.

Brodstock has quickly grown to the scale where we need even more support – that why we’ve brought in the professionals! We’re now an official Overgate Hospice and Yorkshire Air Ambulance event! We’re grateful to be working with some wonderful volunteers and fundraising teams for both charities and their experience and expertise allow us to keep growing and improving year on year!

And last, but by no means least, the folk without whom we simply have no
music festival; the performers. Every soloist, duo, group, rocker, ivory tinkler, string plucker, drum basher and vocal warblech year and the small organising committee never really stop working on the festival all year round. Outstanding!r…… all there for free; thus donating their time, talent and performance in aid of Calderdale’s only adult hospice and the county’s only airborne emergency services.

Inspiring stuff people. You should all be very proud!