AccessiLoo - Making Events Inclusive For All

by J-FEST in Wantage, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th December 2023 we successfully raised £125 with 7 supporters in 69 days

Spend a pound, so others can spend a penny! Help create our mobile AccessiLoo, end 'loo-dicrous' exclusion, & make events inclusive for all.

by J-FEST in Wantage, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Stopping ExcLOOsion at Events

All of these event toilets and not a single Accessible toilet in sight...

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J-FEST is behind the AccessiLoo project! It is an Accessible Festival for All (recently featured on The One Show) and is dedicated to the memory of Jody, a remarkable and beautiful soul who we lost in 2021. Her infectious personality and love for music made her friends wherever she went and we hope this love for her continues to spread through the work we are doing.

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It's More Than a Convenience - It's Inclusion...

For far too long, people with additional needs have felt like they're not just inconvenienced but actively excluded by the lack of accessible toilet facilities at festivals. Many events believe they meet accessibility requirements by providing a standard disabled toilet, but in reality it's just box ticking as this does not help the 250,000 people in the UK who need a Fully Accessible Toilet.

This highlights the ongoing exclusion of a basic human right for hundreds of thousands of people; the right to access safe and dignified facilities.

We've witnessed the struggles firsthand. Our friend now has a stoma after recurrent urinary infections caused by the inability to access proper restroom facilities. 

Our AccessiLoo Project - Converting a Horse Box

We have been generously donated a horse box which we are transforming into AccessiLoo - the Mobile Accessible Toilet.  With your help, we'll breathe new life into this horse box, turning it into a mobile facility of inclusivity and accessibility. Your donation will play a vital role in making this transformation possible and in ensuring that everyone can enjoy festivals and events as we should all be able to do.

It will hopefully look more exciting than this but here is the beauty, mocked up with a bit of colour.

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Conversion Work: Our dedicated team of volunteers will meticulously work on every aspect of this project. We'll reconfigure the interior of the horse box, designing a spacious and accessible layout to accommodate a:

  • Hoist
  • Toilet and Wash Basin
  • Full-Size Changing Table
  • Shower

This will involve plumbing, electrical work, and meticulous attention to detail to ensure safety and functionality; not forgetting interior design!

 Festival Experiences For All: With your help, we can ensure that J-FEST is always as accessible as possible by having our own fully AccessiLOO on site, enabling those with additional needs to fully access the festival, as they should be able to, all in Jody's honour.

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Taking Inclusivity On the Road: By supporting our mission, you're not only enhancing accessibility at J-Fest but aiding the inclusivity of other venues and events. Your donation will have a lasting impact, reaching more individuals in our community and making a difference in their social experiences. Last year we ran the Bass Therapy Chill Out Zone at Witney Music Festival, resulting in reviews from guests stating it was their most accessible event to date. This was down to our fight and determination to have an accessible toilet facility on site; without it there we couldn't put our name to it and down to the cost involved, this wouldn't have happened without us.

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Accessibelle Glamping with AccessiLoo: By creating the AccessiLoo, we're not only creating a fully accessible toilet, but the Accessibelle Glamping experience will  be the complete package! Not only will it be available at J-Fest, but with your support, we can take AccessiLoo and Accessibelle to private parties, weddings, events and ( and our main goal), to other festivals; setting a new standard for inclusivity and changing lives along the way. Have a look at one of our Belle Tents in action - Accessibelle Glamping.

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How You Can Make a Difference:

  • Donate: Your financial support, no matter how small or large, directly fuels our progress. Every donation brings us one step closer to making events truly inclusive and we are incredibly grateful. 
  • Spread the Word: Share our campaign with your friends, family, and on social media. Raising awareness is just as important as raising funds. Likewise please do tell everyone you know about J-Fest, we would love to see you there!
  • Volunteer: We welcome volunteers who can offer their time and skills to help with the conversion of our horse box into the AccessiLoo. If you have expertise in construction, plumbing, or any related field, your hands-on assistance will be invaluable.
  • Invite Us: If you're organising an event in the near future and realise the positive impact a Bass Therapy Chill Out Zone or Accessibelle Glamping Site would make to your event, please do get in touch.
  • Collaborate: If you're a business, organisation, or individual interested in collaboration or sponsorship of any kind, we're open to partnerships that support our mission and would love to discuss these further.

By taking any of these actions, you become an essential part of our journey to end 'loo-dicrous' exclusion and make events truly inclusive for all. Your support in the conversion process is particularly vital in realising our vision and we thank you for being part of our journey!

Keeping Jody's Memory Alive, Creating Music For All: In loving memory of Jody, we're transforming one of the most challenging and dark times of our lives into something positive. Jody loved music, events and festivals but it was always incredibly hard work, so we're doing everything we can to take those struggles away from other people. By supporting our mission, you're helping us create a lasting, positive legacy in her honour by making events more inclusive for all. In a world where having additional needs mean you have to fight just to listen to live music, those able to fight harder to make it easier for others should.

Thank you for considering donating to our cause and we really hope to see you at J-Fest 2024.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£50 or more

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Loo Legend

Your generous £50 donation comes with a special thank you gift: A Day Ticket to J-Fest 2024 and Goody Bag!

£5 or more

Toilet Triumph

Your donation means the world to us. We’re going to give you 5% off any J-Fest 2024 tickets plus free parking as a thank you!

£100 or more

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AccessiLOO Activist

Your loving £100 donation comes with a special thank you gift: 2 Day Tickets to J-Fest 2024!

£200 or more

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Flush Fundraiser

Loo Legend, your extraordinary £200 donation deserves a special thank you with a Weekend Ticket to J-Fest 2024 and Festival Goody Bag!

£300 or more

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WC Wonder

WC Wonders we thank you! Your generous donation of £300 comes with a Family Weekend Ticket to J-Fest 2024 and Festival Goody Bag!

£500 or more

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Restroom Royalty

We are truly overwhelmed by your exceptional generosity and support. Your remarkable £500 donation as Restroom Royalty shines as a beacon of hope for our mission of inclusivity and accessibility. As a thank you, you will receive 2 Weekend Family Camping Ticket to J-Fest 2024 plus Festival Goody Bag!

£1,000 or more

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Company Toilet Titan

Do you want to work with us to create a more Accessible world? The Company Toilet Titan donation is rewarded with J-Fest website marketing for your company (subject to T's & C's) on the AccessiLOO progress page, 2 Weekend Family Camping Ticket to J-Fest 2024 and goody bag on arrival!

£1,000 or more

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Personal Toilet Titan

We know individuals (if they have the funds) are Toilet Titans too and if that is you - THANK YOU! It really is incredible that people support our mission to this extent. As well as 2 Weekend Family Camping tickets to J-Fest 2024 (and Goody Bag) we will Immortalise your support by featuring your FACE in the AccessiLOO Hall of Fame once she hits the road, in recognition of your generous donation! If you're shy, nominate someone else's face!

£5,000 or more

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AccessiLOO Angel

We have written this reward as we like to put things out into the universe, not because we expect people to donate this amount! If you are our AccessiLoo Angel and do wish to donate this figure, we would obviously shower you with eternal gratitude but also provide sponsorship marketing for your company (assuming you are not an individual) ON the completed AccessiLOO as well as give you Five Weekend Family Camping Tickets to J-Fest 2024.

£10 or more

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Wee Warrior

Thank you for supporting the fight to end exclusion at Festivals! With this donation you’ll receive 10% discount on your J-Fest 2024 Tickets as a thank you.

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