Local users of social networking website Twitter have come together to organise a ‘Twestival’ in aid of a local charity supporting bereaved children, gaining support from many local businesses in the process.
The event, described as “a ‘tweet-up’ with a social conscience” aimed at supporting local charities both by fundraising and increasing local awareness. This is one of many local ‘Twestivals’ – volunteer-run, fundraising events for people who know each other through the social networking website Twitter. This event is one of 155 such events happening around the globe.
The Reading Twestival is supporting local charity Daisy’s Dream, who offer advice and support for children, young people and their families, both facing and following bereavement. The event has received much support from local business, with Reading based web-hosting company DediPower providing gold level sponsorship for the event.
DediPower’s CEO Craig Martin said “I’m delighted that DediPower are sponsoring Reading Twestival and helping Daisy’s Dream with their invaluable work with bereaved children”. Many other local businesses are contributing to the event by providing raffle prizes and support on the night.
The event, designed to bring Twitter users together for a good cause, will feature live music, a jukebox, a raffle, and many aptly-named alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks created specifically for the event.
“It’s exciting to be a part of something so big, and so good for the local community” said guitarist Pete Shorney of local rock band Chasing Vegas, who are playing at the event. “We’re a local band, and it feels good to be giving something back to the community”.
Tickets for the Reading Twestival are on sale now via the Internet for between £10 and £12.50 and can be bought from the Reading Twestival site.
For additional information on the Reading Twestival, contact Ben Nunney.
About Twestival Local:
Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact.
Twestival Local is about getting back to local roots and encouraging cities around the world to host events in support a local cause on one day during the weekend of 10-13 September 2009. 100% of the proceeds from these events will go direct to the local charity selected. Everyone involved with Twestival is a volunteer. Twestival Local is a fantastic opportunity to connect with people in your community