Good afternoon everyone,
Following my post on Monday I’m gutted to have to announce that the summer fete will not be going ahead this year. Whilst we have tried to shave off costs, the reality is that we are just too far away from the necessary funding to make it viable. We will still try to run the Christmas market and will use the time between now and then to see if it is viable to close the road for that event and make it a proper day out. We will still need sponsors however so please, if any of you know anyone who would be interested in backing the event please do get in touch.
On a further note, I would like to mention that the principal sponsor was NOT Estbury Basements. Our two principal sponsors this year were a local business which has sadly had to close down, and a high street name who apparently had their funding for such events cut a few weeks ago.
Estbury have been massively supportive of the business network in the past, including doing the lion’s share of the concreting of the Christmas trees. Danny and Richard took the decision earlier in the year to commit to an alternative event for 2017 and were never in the mix for this year. Hopefully we can tempt them back for 2018…!!!
Once again, I’m so sorry that the event will not be going ahead this year but hopefully we will be able to come back bigger and better for both the Christmas market and the summer fete next year. We can only run these events with substantial sponsorship however, so could any interested sponsors please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks for reading,
Northcote Business Network