As much as FarmFest is all about bringing live music to a lakeside farm in the greenbelt, it’s important to remember that we’re here to support a cause. FarmFest is the annual fundraiser festival for The Catholic Worker Farm, accounting for nearly a quarter of the yearly funding that makes our work possible, so instead of cancelling the event we’ve decided to swap the stage for a screen and live stream FarmFest to the good people of Facebook. 

The Catholic Worker Farm provides accommodation, food, English lessons, counselling and other services for 18 destitute female asylum seekers and their children. The farm meets the physical needs in relation to shelter, food and clothing, but just as importantly enables the guests to live in a supportive and loving environment. We have been able to home over 500 people in need since establishing at Lynsters Farm in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire in 2006.

We’re aiming to raise £10,000 so we can continue paying for rent, food and heating until next year.