Victorious Festival aims to donate £100,000 to three good causes

Victorious Festival last year
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GOOD causes are set to get a slice of a possible £100,000 thanks to a fast-growing and popular festival in the city.

The organisers of Victorious Festival wanted to give something back to the community.

So residents near the site were given a vote in picking good causes to receive some of the cash made from the event, which is now just two weeks away.

Causes to benefit from the £100,000 those behind the festival hope to generate are the water fountain at Southsea Castle, Southsea Skatepark and the Teekpah Village Project in Liberia.

Organiser James Ralls said: ‘We give out newsletters to 1,200 of the closest houses to the common and in those we gave them choices.

‘Based on the votes we’ve split 70 per cent to refurbish the fountain at Southsea Castle, 20 per cent to the skatepark and 10 per cent to Teekpah.’

Residents were given free choice to nominate any cause then organisers sent out another newsletter with the top picks for people to vote.

The Teekpah Village Project has previously been supported by students from the University of Portsmouth and from the Portsmouth African Women’s Forum,

Donations to the project will help in their aim to provide clean water and schooling for the children of the village.

James added: ‘We started it up because we’re disturbing everyone in the seafront building outside their windows.

‘We wanted to give them choices where to give money.

‘It’s better than us just dictating where it goes.’

Separately the festival will also donate to the D-Day Museum and cash will be donated to grow the winter flowerbeds in Southsea.

Last December the festival handed over a huge £43,000 to the D-Day Museum.

Victorious will be held on August 29 and 30 at Southsea seafront. Stars Ray Davies, The Flaming Lips, Johnny Marr, Texas and Basement Jaxx are set to perform.

Limited day tickets are still available to buy on victoriousfestival.co.uk