Footprint Trust Queens Award
Riverfest 2014, Saturday May 17th from 11am to 3pm
The Footprint Trust charity has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2013.
The Trust is well known for its work with all sections of the Isle of Wight community, delivering practical projects and guidance. The charity promotes the benefits of sustainable living, which has been achieved by the delivery of a number of projects since its launch in 2002. These range from schemes encouraging energy and water efficiency to practical community projects improving the local environment for people and wildlife.
The main beneficiaries of the Footprint trust’s work are people in fuel poverty, who are assisted via the charity’s Warmahome and Energetic schemes. It raises money partly by fundraising events such as the Newport Riverfest.
Riverfest 2014 will be on Saturday May 17th from 11am to 3pm.This year’s Riverfest event attracted over 5,000 people. Local charities and businesses were boosted by their attendance – and all reported a good day. This free event is now the largest community event in Newport, the Island’s capital.
The River Medina is navigable from Cowes and on the 17th May 2014 the tide will enable boats to visit Newport Quay from about 11.00 hrs to 16.00hrs, depending on their size.
“We would particularly welcome those with historical vessels to sail along to the event, but we also welcome modern craft too…” Said the organiser, and Trust creator, Ray Harrington-Vail.