The organisers of the Aviemore Adventure Festival have announced the dates for next year’s festival as well as a crowdfunding appeal to set the Festival on a sustainable footing and expand the charitable aims of the event.
The Festival has been run successfully for the past 3 years by a group of committed local volunteers who love the outdoors and are keen to share that passion. However they are looking to expand the festival and are seeking support to fund a new part-time worker who will help support the existing team to develop the festival over the coming years, attracting more people to the area and put on more events & activities during the festival dates. The new post will also help expand the charitable aims of the festival including offering free outdoor film-making classes for local school pupils in the Cairngorm Area.
The 2018 event will run from 18-22 April and the Festival Crowdfunding Appeal details can be found here.
One of the Festival organisers, Paul Mara said, “Over the past two and a half years, we have run two successful editions of the event with over 950 people attending, over 30 outdoor activity sessions, 50 award winning films being screened as well as guest speaker talks from leading outdoor athletes including Dave Macleod, Leo Houlding, Lee Craigie, Justine Curgenven & Cedar Wright. We have also raised £2000 for local charities and generated over £60k for the local community from tourism brought into the local area during the festival weekend.
“With the volunteer organisers struggling to balance running the event with normal life, work & family commitments, we have just launched a crowdfunding/kickstarter campaign. This will help secure the future of the festival and will also help us develop our local charitable initiatives including free outdoor film making classes for school pupils in the Strathspey area.”