We’re thrilled to announce that the Patchworking Garden Project has been chosen as the exclusive charity partner for Dorking’s Westival, a vibrant charity music weekend taking place in Dorking’s historic West Street.

Westival has raised over £54,000 for worthy causes in the last 7 years since it started, making it a significant event for the local community. This year, thanks to the generosity of the festival organisers Jon Snow and Brian Sworn, Patchworking Garden Project will be the sole beneficiary of these fundraising efforts.

Photo by Serge Ferragut

This partnership presents a fantastic opportunity for the Patchworking Garden Project to increase awareness of our work and raise vital funds. Our volunteers will be collecting donations at the venues throughout the weekend.

Westival has blossomed into a beloved community event, bringing free live music to three of Dorking’s oldest pubs:

  • The Kings Arms, built in 1405, Dorking’s oldest pub
  • The Old House, dating back to the 15th century, a pub since the 1820s
  • The Star, the youngest of the group, built in the 19th century

The festival is a joyful showcase for a diverse range of local musicians and bands. There are 45 acts signed up to perform over the weekend!

A photo showing a band performing at Westival in Dorking
Photo by Serge Ferragut

We’re incredibly grateful to Westival for choosing us as their charity partner and look forward to being a part of this exciting event!

Mark your calendars! Dorking Westival will take place on May 3rd, 4th and 5th, and we encourage you to join us for a weekend of music, fun, and fundraising.

In the meantime, you can learn more about Westival on their facebook page here.