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Being a Volunteer

To become a volunteer, send an email to MFRF Committee with your contact details and a Committee member will contact you to chat about options.  You might wish to join the Committee and contribute your ideas and experience throughout the year (monthly meetings last about 1.5 hours).  Alternatively, you may wish to offer a few hours only on Festival days, in which case there are some jobs which take very little time. The choice is yours and you only need to give as much time as you are able.

We are always looking for younger volunteers. Do you need to do community work for your DofE awards. Talk to us we have plenty of ways to add to your volunteering portfolio.

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Being a Sponsor


Melksham Food and River Festival is a well established and respected event in West Wiltshire.  About 6,000 people and 80 stallholders attend the Festival each year and with more events appearing on both Festival days the Committee anticipates a continued increase in visitor numbers and wider media coverage.


The Festival is a great platform from which to present your organisation and offers companies the opportunity to raise their profile and brand awareness.  The Festival website includes links to the websites of sponsors and supporters, wherever possible and appropriate the Committee recognises sponsors in media releases.


A relationship between your company and the Melksham Food and River Festival is a win-win combination. There are various opportunities for sponsorship and here are some ideas: -


  • If your interest is in waste management, why not sponsor our skips, waste bins or even the portable loos.

  • If your company focus is on outdoor sports, you could sponsor one of the Festival river activities which encourages visitor participation in paddle-boarding and canoeing and offers the opportunity to enter our annual Festival river races for the more experienced.

  • Perhaps you would prefer to sponsor one of our Park activities or competitions. You could watch one of our live music acts and know you have helped to secure their booking.

  • Of course, you could provide general financial sponsorship for the Committee to fund the Festival overheads.

  • Sponsorship “in kind” is also an option.


Please contact us to discuss your ideas and sponsorship opportunities

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2019 MFRF behind the scenes day before (
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