Glastonbury tents sold for charity in Cornwall

  • 20 July 2013
  • From the section Cornwall
Firefighters at Glastonbury Festival
Image caption Firefighters from Cornwall were invited to Glastonbury on 2 July to clear tents and camping equipment
Collecting abandoned tents
Image caption About 120 tents, 50 folding chairs and a number of gazebos and inflatable mattresses were collected
Some of collected equipment
Image caption Organiser Mike Glanville said he hopes to collect hundreds more next year
Chairs collected from Glastonbury
Image caption After the items were cleaned they were sold at Hayle Rugby Club, in Cornwall, on Saturday

About 120 tents which were abandoned at Glastonbury Festival and collected by firefighters from Cornwall have been sold for charity.

The tents, as well as 50 chairs, gazebos and inflatable mattresses, were cleaned by the firefighters before being sold at Hayle Rugby Club.

Almost £2,500 has been raised for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Organiser Mike Glanville said he hopes to collect hundreds more next year.

The firefighters came up with the idea of recycling the equipment after noticing how much was left at Worthy Farm in Somerset once the crowds had left.

The Fire Fighters Charity provides support for the fire and rescue community and their families.

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