Sunderland's Alternative Summer Festival: Fun, Festivities, and Fundraising for Headway Wearside
(left to right) Headway Wearside trustee^J Gloria Finnegan^J Paul Brown of Burnetts Solicitors LLP and chair of Headway Wearside and Kim Hunter^J Headway’s business and community development manager

FORGET Glastonbury, Reading and the Isle of Wight – the festival spirit is alive and well in Sunderland this summer and raising money for a good cause.

Headway Wearside, the charity which supports people with brain injuries, is hosting a corporate fundraising night with a difference on 27 June.

And now tickets are on sale for the Summer Festival event being held at STACK Seaburn, which will include food and drinks, entertainment and a range of festival-themed activities.

The organisers were keen to move away from the usual black-tie fundraising style of events and create something really fun and different – but at the same time raising vital cash for Headway Wearside.

“We wanted to use somewhere in the city and create something a little bit unusual but which we are sure everyone will really enjoy,” said Kim Hunter, Business and Community Development Manager at Headway Wearside.

The festival is being sponsored by Burnetts Solicitors LLP, EMG Solicitors and JSP Case Management, organisations which all work closely with Headway and their clients.

Paul Brown of Burnetts, who is also chair of Headway Wearside, is hoping that the event will be well supported.

“Headway Wearside does such important work and being able to raise money to fund that work is vital,” he said.

“We hope this will be a fantastic night and that lots of businesses and individuals will come and join us for what promises to be a really memorable evening.”

Tickets for the event are £600 for a table of ten. For further information or to book contact

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