The 2009 Budget Jam went down at the weekend, if you were there, then I'm sure you know how rd it was, if you were not, check out the video here.
The council were unhappy with the amount of money they had to spend on the cleanup and are billing the whole amount to James Ivett who organised the contest. Over £700...
Because James has been professional about it and has taken responsibility, they've halved the amount to £373. Obviously James can't afford to pay this out of his own pocket so is respectfully asking the people who went to help him out. Here is the email from him...
"On Wednesday I (James) had a meeting with the council where I received a royal admonishment from members of the council and police. They have issued me with a charge of around £700 (I am waiting for the formal letter from the council) for the cleaning up of all the litter and mess (including human faeces, tents and camp fires).
There is no way I can afford to pay this charge after running the event I am already struggling to get through the month. I am just asking people to donate some money to help me out with this charge.
If you can help me out please go to:
Then put in you email, and then mine witch is: email@example.com
And then type in the amount and then make sure you have sent as "a gift"
If you do not have PayPal please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange either an bank transfer or sending a postal order or cheque.
Thanks in advance for your help and hopefully see you next year for Budget Jam 2010!!"