Glastonbury Festival welcomes RNIB as their 2017 health charity partner
Thursday, 18 May 2017
RNIB will be attending the festival to encourage music lovers to look after their eyesight, and raise awareness of the importance of regular eye tests.
Taking place from 21-25 June, Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield festival in the world with an expected 200,000 people turning up for five days of music, dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. Each year the festival supports a number of charities and this year RNIB will be part of the action.
Sally Harvey, RNIB Chief Executive, said: “Glastonbury is such an iconic festival, and we’re excited to be part of the line-up for 2017. Thousands of music lovers will be descending on Worthy Farm next month, and we hope lots of them will come and see us to find out how to look after their eyes.
“Nearly half of sight loss is preventable, so our mission at Glastonbury will be to remind people of the importance of having regular eye tests in a fun way that taps into the sights and sounds of the festival.”
Michael Eavis, founder of Glastonbury Festival, said: “As I’ve got older, I’ve become more and more aware of the importance of looking after my eyes, and I don’t want to miss a trick! In light of this, I’m delighted that we’re working with RNIB this year, and hope that lots of festivalgoers will stop by the charity’s stall near the Pyramid Stage to find out more about how they can protect their sight.”