Wickerman, Scotland’s much loved music festival is on track to have its most successful fundraising year to date to help sponsor an orphan in Africa.
Rerrick Events, the non-profit arm of the festival, has been fundraising to educate 10 year old James Okeyo in Tanzania for four years and hopes this year will be the best yet.
The charitable organisation has already been overwhelmed by the generosity of attendees at a special memorial event held in honour of Festival Founder Jamie Gilroy, who died at the end of last year.
Over £2400 was raised, which the festival will build on with further on-site fundraising initiatives throughout the Wickerman weekend.
Jennie Camm, Festival Director and daughter of the late Mr Gilroy, said: “I would like to thank each and every person who donated at my father’s memorial. Both Mum & I were overwhelmed at the generosity of those who attended and I am delighted that this will enable us to support James in furthering his education, something he wouldn’t be able to achieve, on his own, as an orphan in Tanzanian.
“He is an extremely bright and engaging boy and we are thrilled that in some way we are helping him with a solid education and ensuring an exciting future ahead of him.”.
The boutique festival has grown to be one of Scotland’s hottest summer parties and has just unveiled that Celtic rockers The Waterboys and super talented singer songwriter Tom Odell will be headlining the main Summerisle Stage this July.

Wickerman Festival, East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dundrennan, 24th & 25th July 2014
For more information about the charity, full details of this year’s line-up and how to access tickets please visit http://www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk/

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