Clubbing with a social conscience is becoming the norm across the UK as increasing numbers of promoters of clubs and festivals ask their prized punters to have a heart. If you’re lucky enough to wind up on the free guest list these days, you’re likely to be asked for a donation for charity. But where does the money go?
As well as being top party instigators with an eye for detail and preference for an unusual venue or two, London promoters LWE have answered that question. Seems they’re charitable folk across the board, with a total of £7944 going to a number of different organisations.
Breast Cancer Care received the biggest donation, with £2749 raised at April’s SidexSide show, whilst The Alzheimer’s Society also received £1250 from Tobacco Dock’s elrow event in March.
£1519 was raised at Drumcode’s most recent Halloween show for the campaign to save Fabric, with money gathered at other 2016 events sent to St Mungos homeless charity, as well as and Bridge2Calais. Further funds are to be paid out to the Hackney Winter Night Shelter, the Roy Castle Lung Foundation and Save the Children.
This weekend, LWE’s charity of choice at Junction 2 Festival will Nature Links – an outdoor learning operation based in the local community of Hounslow. A shining example of philanthropy, with a lot of fun had on the way. LWE, we salute you!