ORGANISERS of inaugural charity music festival 'GlastonBeoley' are seeking support from local businesses to help raise funds for Deafblind UK and The Mental Health Foundation.

Businesses can become headline sponsors of the event, in Beoley, on Saturday, June 9, and can also donate raffle prizes.

GlastonBeoley organiser Debbie Joynes said: “Organising a festival of this kind is pretty costly and we’re determined to raise as much money as we can to go to our nominated charities.

“We’re so grateful for the help we’ve already received and leading up to GlastonBeoley we will be holding a number of fundraising events, and at each we plan to hold a raffle, so we need raffle prizes desperately, please!”

One local business who has confirmed their support is Beoley-based family business Oakland International who have pledged to donate over £1,000 and offered the backing of their experienced marketing team to help organisers promote GlastonBeoley to the local and business communities.

A number of other local businesses have already got behind GlastonBeoley including S Walker Transport and The Village Inn Beoley.

Oakland International head of marketing and communications Hayley Smith said: “We think GlastonBeoley is a fantastic family and community event which will help to connect people and support local businesses and our wider community.

“We’re delighted to give our backing and we urge other businesses to get involved if they can.”

For information on how to help, email or call 07833 205463.