Twestival is a single day, global movement which uses the power of social media to organize offline events that mobilize communities in support of local charities. On Thursday 24 March 2011, 150+ towns and cities all over the world are holding a charity event under the 'Twestival' banner, and locally to me, Oldham sees its first ever event in support of Oldham Mountain Rescue.
Upon arrival you will get a goody bag containing donated items from local businesses, plus a pen, which you will need to complete your Twiz sheet, as there will be a Twiz (quiz). Dominos pizza will be delivering some pizzas during the evening and Oldham Athletics warm-up guy, Broady, will be compering.
You will get to see first hand the work of Oldham Mountain Rescue when some of the team arrive with one or two rescue dogs. There will also be a raffle during the evening with a range of fabulous prizes donated by local businesses. At some point, the organisers will be attempting a link up with other Twestival cities for live streaming.
When the screen is not showing the excellent work that Oldham Mountain Rescue do, or hosting the Twiz questions, it will be a Twitter wall so mass tweeting will be encouraged. The evening will also see the culmination of an online auction.
CLICK HERE to book tickets. If you have any problems using the online system or want more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twestival is run by volunteers and 100% of monies go to the nominated charity.