Carfest North takes place again at Bolesworth Castle, raising valuable money for the charity Children In Need, and we’re proud to be supporting the event for the third year running.

waste provider at carfest for bbc children in need

Thousands of people will pass through the gates over the whole weekend, for what’s always a spectacular event. It’s a fabulous weekend of cars, music and family fun. This year among the acts featured will be Rick Astley, Burt Bacharach, Razorlight, George Ezra, Status Quo, The Proclaimers, Bananarama, The Coral, Reef and Billy Ocean, and that’s just a few!

Gaskells are proud to announce our own special addition to the line-up this year, which we’re hoping will help spread important messages about recycling and sustainability. General Waste and his crew are seven specially created character bins, which will be dotted across the site, and provide answers to questions handed out to families as they arrive on site, as part of their Gaskells camping kit. It’s an educational quiz, which we think will not only help children understand more about the impact of different waste streams on the environment, but also their parents.

This is just a small part of what Gaskells will be doing at this year’s Carfest North, as their preferred waste provider for the third year running.

The three day Children in Need event takes place annually at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire, and we always make sure the site is left as clean as before it started.  In 2017 we sorted, separated and recovered a whopping 120 tonnes of waste over the three days, with our special on site segregation. All the waste was then brought back to our state of the art Materials Recycling Facility in Liverpool.

Over the past five years, Carfest events have raised more than £7 million for BBC Children in Need, and Gaskells are proud to have played a part.

Commercial Director at Gaskells, Denise Banks said “We’re proud to be supporting Children in Need and Carfest again this year as it’s such a worthwhile cause. We’re also looking forward to seeing how our efforts to raise awareness of environmental issues is received, as we think we’ve done it in a way that involves everyone, and more importantly, is fun. The special quiz we’ve devised is aimed at children, as they love to learn, and we feel it’s important to get the message about sustainability to people at a young age, so it becomes a part of how they behave in the future.”