Over £2000 raised for Meet Me There // Dream Big Ghana
Over both January and February 2019, the fundraiser music festival Meet Me There Weekender featured on our Charity Of The Month programme. Sales and donations on the PFTP platform over this period all helped contribute to the final donation amount, which has come to an amazing £2081.05! Big thanks to all the promoters and customers who continue to use PFTP, you are the ones that make great donations like this possible.
What is Meet Me There Weekender?
It’s an annual music and arts festival held at the Meet Me There Lodge in the idyllic Volta region of eastern Ghana. The festival returned for its second edition in March 2019, with highlife legend Ebo Taylor topping a highly talented bill of Ghanaian as well as international musicians and DJs. But it’s not just about the music - traditional arts workshops, local food, boat trips and beach football all feature to create a truly unique experience. In curating the festival, co-founders Charlie and Dougal have put an emphasis on providing a platform for local talent, whilst encouraging attendance from the local community through allocating the majority of tickets to those in nearby settlements. Read Resident Advisor’s take on this year’s festival here.
What is Dream Big Ghana?
Dream Big Ghana is the affiliated charity/ NGO of the Meet Me There Festival, and works to bring life-saving sanitation, health and educational opportunities to communities in the Volta Region. Established in 2010, the organisation is based at MMT's Eco Lodge which also houses a Community Learning Centre, offering various educational and cultural initiatives and a youth sports coaching project. Around 32 500 Ghana Cedis (roughly £5000) was raised for Dream Big Ghana through this year’s edition of Meet Me There, supporting a range of projects and programmes. Perhaps most exciting, are their plans to design and build a recording studio in the local community to support local talent and creativity.