water skiing climbing archery fishing enamelling painting encoustic art dog agility African drumming circus skills signing judo dancing DJing karaoke zip-wire speed boat wheelchair basketball live bands talent show fancy dress discos Maldon Brightlingsea ten pin bowling swimming
* activities supplied dependant on date.
Mersea Island Festival first took place in 1981 as a youth work project. In 2003, the 'European Year for Disabled Persons' Mersea Island Festival gained charitable status. (Reg. charity 1097455)
Our year-on-year success is reliant upon local fund raising activities, donations from corporate, public and grant making organisations and private individuals all of whom, make this annual festival possible.
The Trust is therefore indebted to many people and organisations for their valued contribution past and present, just a few of whom are noted on our Supporters page.
Every penny we raise provides essential facilities, services and equipment for an exciting range of activities, and funds bursaries for low income groups.
Tom Brennan (Chairperson)
Nicola Cousins (Treasurer)
If you would like to get involved with the work of the Trust, please contact us
To make an on-line donation via the Charities Trust website, click here
For details of forthcoming fundraising and other events see the Events page.