Without the support of various organisations and kind donations it would be impossible to put on an event like Howfenfest or grow it into a broader community-wide event. We are grateful to both Westhoughton Town Council and Bolton Council for their financial support, particularly in enabling us to make the first part of the event free and accessible to all.
We'd like to thank the following...
Bolton Council's Greenspace Department for their help in putting on the event in Central Park.
BL5 Directory for their support in promoting our event. Also Bolton Scene, Bolton Council (Marketing), The Advertiser.
Westhoughton Kids Club for use of their car park
Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) for supplying volunteers for the event
Bolton Community Network for help with community participation.
Arthur Silcock's for their logistical help and contribution to our event. Silcock's Amusements have been visiting Westhoughton for more than 100 years
The White Horse pub, Bolton Road, for selling tickets on our behalf
Danny Broadhurst, John Leather and Kico Club Bolton, for hosting the Howfenfest afterparty for the last 3 years.
And finally, a BIG THANK YOU to all of the artists and performers who have and will have given their time and performed at Howfenfest. Without whom, Howfenfest would not be in its third successful year.
Local shops and businesses that have kindly donated to our raffle include:
Barts (Tea Rooms), Wigan Road
Blooming Flowers, Market Street
Westhoughton Pet Supplies, Wood Street
Beautyful, Market Street
Boys t' Men Barbers
Bathroom Design & Supply Ltd, Market Street
The Co-op, Pavilion Square
The Red Lion, Wigan Road
Toy Masters, Westhoughton
Peter Jon, Bolton Road
JG Studio (Therapi), Market Street
Fabulous Nails, Market Street
We would welcome further donations and offers from local businesses in our efforts to raise funds to ensure that Howfenfest can be staged and continue.
Credit must also go out to the following people for their help through the years:
James Killcross: Howfenest logo
Stacey Smith: photos from Howfenfest 2008 are featured across the site
Karen Lawrinson: photos from Howfenfest 2009 are featured across the site
Kimberly Stair-Ritchie: photos from Howfenfest 2010 are featured across the site
RoxAnne Tierney: photos from Howfenfest 2010 are featured across the site
Matthew Chadwick: website