I have been fortunate enough to liaise will a local farm setting up their first festival, and encourage them to have a charity to support. After hearing what Ruben's Fund is trying to achieve, they agreed for me and friends to go down to the venue for the weekend to try and raise money.

After a slow start to the day, of a few people coming to visit the tent, we decided to venture with the bucket to speak to the people at the event. It was challenging to speak to so many strangers, and ask for money, however, surprising how generous people were, and we ended up raising £387 for the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity.

Kate Coventry