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Abandoned Roskilde Festival tents saving lives in refugee camps

A record amount of used camping gear will be donated to third world countries


What you bring to Roskilde, stays in Roskilde (Photo: Scanpix)

July 14, 2014
11:11

by Andreas Jakobsen


It usually takes three months to clean up the immense mess of tents, shoes and broken folding chairs left in the wake of Roskilde Festival every year, but thanks to a devoted team of volunteers, a lot will be shipped off to refugee camps in war-torn Syria instead of going to waste.

Another Roskilde record
SN reports that the organisation Camp Aid has had a record year at Roskilde Festival and never before collected so much camping gear fit for reuse.

READ MORE: Roskilde Festival sold a record 102,000 tickets

A total of 1,600 sleeping bags, 1,200 tents, 350 large tents, 1,450 sleeping mats, 1,200 airbeds, 1,300 folding chairs, 1,150 blankets, 120 boxes filled with tinned food, and an infinite number of pavilions, toys, air pumps and water tanks have so far been collected from the deserted camping area.

Camp Aid has since 2008 collected camping gear from the campsites and donated it to 15-20 NGOs all over the world.



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