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Oxjam Sowerby Bridge Festival

On the second Saturday of October a volunteer run music festival takes place across Sowerby Bridge to celebrate music, art and community. Everyone’s invited, it’s completely free and we’d love it if you could make it.

Let us introduce you to our passion for music, dance and the arts. With any luck you’ll find some new interests, maybe even become a future performer. It’s a great atmosphere and there’s something for everyone. Welcome to Oxjam.

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Our volunteer team works throughout the year to organise and promote the festival and it’s artists. The team also holds additional fundraising and promotion activities throughout Calderdale as part of it’s work on behalf of Oxfam. 

Maybe you’ve heard about us. We have a wide-reaching media campaign involving newspapers, magazines, radio stations, social media and of course posters. Come and say hello the next time you spot us at an event.

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The Music Festival That Beats Poverty

Join in the celebration with us, together we can beat global poverty. Join in the work with us, together we can help those that need it most. Join in and perform for us, together we can do something truly special. Join in.

The festival brings so many benefits to our local community but through Oxfam we reach around the world to help millions in times of need. Oxfam is committed to tackling global poverty, in fact over the past 15 years extreme poverty has been halved. Now let’s beat it together. 

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There are so many ways you can help make a difference. Click one of the buttons to find out more about ways you can be included or get in touch if you’d like to speak to us.

Oxjam Sowerby Bridge Festival is part of Oxjam Music Festival, the UK’s largest grassroots music festival. Every year thousands of artists come together across the country to perform. Since 2006 over 55,000 acts have performed at Oxjam raising around £3 million for Oxfam. But ever wondered what Oxfam does?

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When disaster strikes Oxfam’s priority is to start saving lives, then to help them come back stronger. Providing clean water to drink and decent sanitation. Providing help for people to get food and the essentials they need to survive. Ensuring the most vulnerable are kept safe from harm.

Oxfam works at grassroots level, promoting development, helping people to help themselves out of poverty – supporting their right to work and provide for their loved ones. Through the advancement women’s rights and building fair livelihoods – these are the most effective ways to end poverty. 

From Downing Street to the World Bank, Oxfam makes sure the voices of the world’s poorest people are heard loud and clear. By bringing it’s passionate supporters together to take action on big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, climate change and hunger. Challenging the systems and institutions that are the cause of the injustice of poverty, to ensure lasting change.

One in five people in the UK today are struggling to put food on the table and heat their homes. More than half a million people had to rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families in the past year. Oxfam won’t live with the injustice of poverty, whatever it looks like, wherever it exists and that includes poverty in our own backyard.

Beating poverty for good in the UK means giving people support beyond basics like food and heating. It’s about creating opportunities to learn new skills, supporting workers to find jobs that pay fairly and building people’s confidence so they can take the next step in their lives.

This is an event forming part of ‘Oxjam’ a volunteer fundraising venture on behalf of Oxfam GB Registered Charity no. 202918 (England & Wales) and SC0039042 (Scotland). Proceeds from this appeal will go towards meeting incidental costs incurred by volunteers fundraising on behalf of Oxfam. All remaining profits will go to Oxfam GB.