As many of you will recall, due to security concerns and lack of sponsorship, the event was sadly cancelled last year. Whilst the security measures have now been ironed out, we are once again at a 'make or break' point in terms of sponsorship, and we desperately need to raise funds if the event is to take place this year.
The fete has become more and more costly to run, with the overall cost now running to around £45,000. Although the organisers give their time for free, other costs such as 20 stewards, 20 security staff, bus diversions, the giant TV screen, road closures and background security measures all cost money. The revenue from stall sales goes some way to covering the costs, but in reality most of the funds are raised through sponsorship.
We have some small sponsors in place and are currently in discussions with two major sponsors, however we need more options to fundraise and last year the subject of crowdfunding cropped up. If half of the attendees contributed just £5 to the event then we would have enough money to cover the current shortfall - around £25,000.
We would therefore ask you all to speak to your husbands, wives and friends to ask if there are any major sponsors out there that would like to discuss sponsorship options with us. Failing that, please do feel free to go to our newly created crowdfunding page and make a donation - it's an 'all or nothing' campaign so if for any reason the event does not go ahead you will get your money back. The crowdfunding page is here:
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/northcote ... mmer-fete/
Thanks for reading and please donate...!!!
Northcote Business Network