Pop up village offers fun and food for local charities

Festival village

Charities will benefit from evening of fundraising 

4th September 2017 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

A pop-up village serving food, drink and live music in the centre of Edinburgh is holding an event tomorrow (Tuesday, 5 September) to raise funds for children and mental health.

The Festival Village, located on the roof of Waverley Mall, will raise vital funds and awareness for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, Kindred, and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

Amy Ford, corporate fundraiser at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the charities benefitting from the Festival Village’s charity event. I’m sure it will be a fantastic evening and the money raised will help us to continue our work of transforming the experience of children and young people in hospital, so they can be a child first and patient second.”

Tickets for the event are priced at £28 and can be purchased via Skiddle and on the evening. 

A ticket includes a champagne and canape reception at the unique open-air fine dining seafood restaurant, Fizz & Pearl, followed by burgers and locally sourced craft beer at renowned grill, The Butcher Boy.

Sophie Pilgrim, director of Kindred, said: “Kindred is a lifeline for parents of children with complex needs. A caring face and a listening ear but also loads of practical help negotiating the endless paperwork and meetings. Have a great night out at Festival Village and show your support for Kindred’s frontline staff in the hospital wards.”

Throughout the evening there will be live entertainment from local opera singer Ciaria Harvie, who appeared on this year’s The Voice, as well as Edinburgh Motown and northern soul band, The Soul Foundation. 

Sarah Nicholson, corporate partnerships Manager at SAMH, said: “We are delighted that Festival Village have chosen SAMH as one of the beneficiaries of their charity event. Every year one in four people in Scotland will experience a mental health problem, but one in five adults in Scotland don’t know where to go to get help.”