Appleby 40s fundraising festival 2018

by yvonne grant in Appleby, Lincolnshire, England

Appleby 40s fundraising festival 2018
We did it
On 7th March 2018 we successfully raised £100 with 6 supporters in 56 days

To fight loneliness by providing social activities that will bring young and older people together in fun and memorable ways.

by yvonne grant in Appleby, Lincolnshire, England

We’re fighting Loneliness, will you help? 

Appleby is a rural village in North Lincolnshire. 

For some in our area social isolation and its impact on health and well being is very real. We have a proportionately large number of older residents and a growing number of children in our area. There is little for either age group to do. We have no pub, no shop, no post office and our bus service is minimal. Our nearest social opportunities lie about 5 miles away which, to some, may seem insignificant but to others is a barrier that is impossible to cross, particularly if you are young, an older person, a carer or are living with limited financial means. We are called the Appleby Home Front and we want to make a difference to the lives of those affected by social isolation.

We have formed a constitution and are actively seeking sponsorship/funding to host a 1940s village festival that will mean young and older people will come together to enjoy a day of fun, nostalgia and music and experience for a fleeting time what life was like during the 1940s.

We are hoping to pay for transport for vulnerable residents outside the village to come to the event and we'd really like to gather personal experiences of the war years into a written legacy for the community.

Profits from the event will go toward funding other activities for the community, we aspire to be self-sustaining following this ambitious project.

We have come a long way in the past few months since the idea of a community festival came to life.      We have  4 artistes booked, re-enactors, vehicles of the era and a vintage market is on the cards. We're opening a 'pop up' tea-room, the Church is organising an exhibition of life during the austere 40s and we're planning a parade. We've even booked a BBMF flight over the village (weather permitting!) Now we need the finances to help make that idea happen.

Can you help?  We are frantically seeking help from local businesses and groups but we need a little morale boost and would love you forever if you can help. 

We will keep trying because we sure 'we can do this'. 

It is with that 40s spirit of determination and enthusiasm that we will  succeed. We hope you can help us but if you can't, "thank you" for reading.

Best wishes

The Appleby Home Front


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

calling small businesses

Donate £20 or more and your business will receive a 'thank you for your donation' announcement on our Facebook page :)

£30 or more

Guest Pass

If you donate £30 to our cause we will send you a Guest Pass worth £10. (the small print - should we fail to reach our target and ultimately be unable to proceed with the event we will let you know)

£50 or more

Calling small businesses

Donate £50 and your donation will be announced on our Facebook page and will be shared.

£50 or more

3 Guest Passes

If you donate £50 to our cause we will send you 3 Guest Passes. Should we fail to reach our target and the festival be unable to proceed we will let you know.

£250 or more

marketing opportunity

If you are a business and would like us to display your company banner at the festival and are able to pledge £250 we would love to hear from you. 2 VIP Guest Passes.

£500 or more

marketing opportunity - The Spitfire Package

Would you like to sponsor part of the festival? You would? That's great. If you can donate £500.00 we will ensure you receive our Spitfire Package: • Free pitch for your company tent/exhibition • 4 complimentary tickets • Thank you letter after the event • Your logo on website, flyers, postcards, banners, online groups, newsletters, programmes and tickets. • Sponsorship announcement in local press and social media.

£1,250 or more

marketing opportunity - The Hurricane Package

Would you like to sponsor the festival? You would? Here's your reward Free pitch for company exhibition 6 free tickets Inclusion in parade Your logo on our website, flyers, postcards, banners, online groups, newsletters, programmes and tickets Sponsorship announcement in local press, radio and social media. Framed letter of thanks Use of our logo on your website to demonstrate your involvement in community projects.

£2,500 or more

mareting opportunity - The Lancaster Package

Your name announced at the opening and close of the festival Press release re sponsorship Pitch for organisation's team tent 8 Free entry tickets VIP welcome and lead in parade Your logo on promotional materials: flyers, website, banners, online groups, newsletters, programmes and tickets Literature placement Framed letter Social media – reach - over 150000 individual accounts. Sponsorship announcement on local radio and more ...

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