Where the cash we raise goes?

Brodstock is completely not-for-profit and whilst our aims are all about inspiring musical performance and celebrating our local community we also aspire to raise a whole load of cash for charity.

Whats more, we’re run by an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers which means every penny either goes to putting the day on or direct to the causes.

Since we began in 2014 the event has raised over £160,000 for charity. That includes £100k for Overgate Hospice, £25k for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. This year we’ll be building on the £15k already gone to the Calderdale MS Group. As the whole event is speared by a core of volunteers from the Old Brodleians rugby club (along with over 120 of their members) Brodstock supporters will also be supporting grassroots community sport.

Our amazing charities:

So far we’ve raised over £100,000 for our district’s only adult hospice.

Overgate is an independent and local charity with a mission to ensure that
their patients, and those close to their patients, live with the best
possible quality of life. Overgate do this by providing the highest
standard of compassionate and evidence-based specialist palliative and end
of life care for adults in Calderdale who have active, progressive,
life-limiting illnesses.

The festival has been working with Overgate from the beginning. In fact, as the rugby club looked to introduce a Summer event to it’s calendar, it was a partnership with the Brighouse Friends of Overgate that started it all. Fundraiser Angela Curran came to the club to ask “fancy doing a charity music festival?“. Soon after and Brodstock was born.

For more details please visit www.overgatehospice.org.uk

Over 120 volunteers (“Brodstock Makers”) from the club are at the core of the event every year. Without them, we simply have no festival…. and a bloody good job they do too!

With rugby season being played autumn/winter/spring the Brods were keen to bring Woodhead Park to life in summer with a bang! Brodstock has allowed the club to invest in it facilities and improve the sporting environment for hundreds of local girls and boys ranging from 3 years old to 82!.

Our amazing sponsors: