PEOPLE from Ellesmere Port are being encouraged to volunteer at Chris Evans’s festival of motoring madness, Carfest North, in Cheshire and raise funds for Oxfam at the same time.

Carfest North and South are two of the most hotly anticipated events of the summer.

Tickets sold out in less than an hour but Oxfam can provide you with the chance to be a volunteer steward with the charity and get involved at the heart of events.

Oxfam stewards are the eyes and ears of music festivals across the summer, patrolling campsites, stewarding arena venues and being a happy and helpful point of call.

During the Carfest festival, which takes place at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire next month, you will be asked to volunteer for two shifts of eight and a quarter hours supporting these roles.

Volunteers giving their time each summer contribute more than £1m to Oxfam’s projects. They will also get a free meal ticket for each shift they do and a space in the Oxfam camping area with toilets and showers. The charity will also give full training and 24-hour support.

Oxfam has always had massive support from the Cheshire area, with more than a third of the stewards last year coming from the Cheshire and Yorkshire areas.

The Carfest festivals are the creation of Chris Evans as a means to excite people’s passion for cars and all things petrol, alongside a musical line-up.

The Carfest North stewarding dates are September 6-10. To sign up as an Oxfam steward, visit