Exeter Christmas Lights

by exetercitycouncil in Exeter, Devon

Can you help Exeter Christmas Lights be the best we've ever seen for 2014?

by exetercitycouncil in Exeter, Devon

We did it
On 5th November 2014 we successfully raised £8,061 with 44 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

Wow!  Thanks for getting us to our initial target, but can you help us reach £30,000 to light even more streets?


NEWS FLASH ... OUR VIP GUEST REWARD NOW INCLUDES A MEET & GREET WITH CAROLINE QUENTIN BEFORE SHE SWITCHES ON OUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - PLEDGE NOW! ... NEWS FLASH

Exeter City Centre's Christmas Lights display has become a key part of what our city has to offer during the festive period. It provides a focal point at the heart of the city centre, fostering good will and a feel good factor for the community whilst, crucially, increasing the number of people into the city centre which helps local businesses have a successful and prosperous Christmas.

Last year's Christmas Lights were the best for a number of years, with the City Council funding new lights in High Street and a number of other areas. This year we are looking to corporate sponsors and the Exeter community to help us make even more improvements - delivering a Christmas lights display that we'll all be proud of.

Everybody looks forward to the Christmas lights being switched on, which this year is happening on Thursday 20th November, and now you can play a part in providing a little bit of Christmas magic for all to see.

News Just In...

We've made the Express & EchoThe Exeter Daily, Mid Devon Star and The Best of Exeter plus we've been on BBC Radio Devon and discussed on #DevonHour

Why get involved?

We want to grow the display into a bigger and better attraction this year and would like to extend the Christmas Lights out into new areas (including Gandy Street, Queen Street, South Street and Fore Street), to attract more people to local independent businesses, and to further improve the Lights at the heart of the City Centre in High Street.

Pledges from local businesses

Any local businesses that pledge more than £300 can have their company logo, message and link to their website on this page - some of our generous supporters are listed below.

Pledges from the community

Pledges from £5 are welcome but you can pledge more than the value listed on each of the rewards too.  Simply click on the blue 'Pledge' button on the right hand side of this page above the list of rewards.  You will be taken to a page with a list of rewards where you can either choose just to pledge anonymously and not recieve a reward or choose a reward but have the option to then scroll down to the bottom of that page, where you can confirm how much you would like to pledge if you would like to give more.  Thank you!

Rewards

We have created a list of treats that you will get in return to show our appreciation.

On the night of the lights switch-on you can:

  • grab a mince pie and a glass mulled wine
  • gain VIP access
  • even have the opportunity to be on stage and help the celebrities switch on the lights!
  • attend a drinks reception after the switch on with our Lord Mayor

We also have a number of rewards that have been donated from generous local business including:

  • Beauty treatments from the award winning Radiance MediSpa who specialise in hair, beauty, spa and aesthetic treatments. 
  • An exclusive opportunity for a family of four to film their own weather report at The Met Office Studios
  • Tickets to both Exeter City FC and Exeter Chiefs
  • Tickets to the Cardiff leg of the X-Factor Tour
  • Meal for 2 at Marcos New York Italian restaurant
  • And loads more to come

Charity

5% of all money raised on this crowdfunder.co.uk campaign will be going to this year's Lord Mayor’s Charity – Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF)

Some of our corporate supporters:

Blur Logo"blur, the Exeter-based international e-commerce company, is delighted to pledge to light up Exeter and deliver the marketing support through its platform for this crowdfunded campaign." - www.blurgroup.com

McCarthy & Stone

"We are really pleased that we are able to help Exeter’s Christmas Lights crowdfunding campaign. McCarthy & Stone is committed to building relationships in the communities in which it builds and we hope by donating £1,000 it will encourage Exeter locals to get involved in the campaign and make this a Christmas to remember." - www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk

Met Office

The Met Office works at the forefront of weather and climate science for protection, prosperity and wellbeing - www.metoffice.gov.uk

Radiance MediSpa specialise in aesthetics, hair and beauty in the centre of Exeter and want to help put the sparkle back into the heart of the city - www.radiancemedispa.co.uk

RGB

"RGB Exeter, proud to be supporting our city" -  www.rgbltd.co.uk

Warrior Roofing - "We have had a great summer, let’s support local businesses so they have a great Christmas. The team at Warrior Roofing is excited to be part of Exeter’s wider community and supporting local businesses to create a truly dazzling shopping experience making Christmas 2014 the best yet." - www.warriorroofing.co.uk

And finally ...

John Harvey, our Exeter City Centre Manager, who features in the video on this page says: “The City Council are committed to working with others to create the best possible Christmas display for our community, but we want to make it bigger and better this year which is why we are asking local businesses and the community to get behind it. We feel doing it in this fun and rewarding way for the community is a win win for everybody involved.”

and The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor, Councillor Percy Prowse told us “This is a great way of raising additional money to make Exeter shine brighter than ever at Christmas this year. I’m delighted to support the crowdfunding campaign and really pleased that a modest percentage of the money raised will be going to this years Lord Mayor’s Charity – Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF).”

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse.

£10 or more

11 of 1000 claimed

£10 Reward

Come and collect a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine at the Christmas Lights Switch-On on 20th November Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£19 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£19 Reward

A indulgent hour's manicure worth £25 in Radiance MediSpa's luxurious nail boutique, having your nails prepped, polished, filed and painted. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£19 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£19 Reward

A spray tan worth £25 from Radiance MediSpa's - Trust their experience therapists to use their exclusive tanning products to leave you with a healthy looking glow. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Have your feet soaked, massage and leave with your toenails looking as fabulous as you are thanks to this pedicure from Radiance MediSpa. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£35 or more

3 of 30 claimed

£35 Reward

Be our VIP guest and meet Caroline Quentin plus great access and viewing at the Christmas Lights Switch-On on 20th Nov. Please note you will need to arrive at 4pm on the afternoon. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£35 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£35 Reward

Be A Keeper for the Day Experience at Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park - worth £60. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse.

£38 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£38 Reward

A Cut & Blow Dry from Radiance MediSpa where you can relax in the hands of their top senior stylists within their award winning salon with a professional cut and blow-dry. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward

A Full Body Swedish Massage where you can pamper your mind, body and soul with Radiance MediSpa's tranquil surroundings of their relaxation room. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

A 3 course complimentary meal for two worth up to £60 at the Marcos New York Italian. Main courses include Pizzas, Pasta and Hotdogs and 2 soft drinks. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£50 or more

0 of 40 claimed

£50 Reward

Join our Lord Mayor at the historic Exeter Guildhall for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie at an exclusive Christmas Lights switch-on 'after-show' drinks reception.

£55 or more

3 of 20 claimed

£55 Reward

Courtesy of RGB - a pair of tickets to the Exeter Chiefs game against La Rochelle on 13th December. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£55 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£55 Reward

Family Voucher worth over £75 (2 adults and 2 children) to a home game at Exeter City Football Club. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse.

£59 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£59 Reward

Hair colouring worth over £70 - Revitalize your locks by taking advantage of Radiance MediSpa's designer stylists specialist colour knowledge. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£69 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£69 Reward

Feed the giraffes at Paignton Zoo. Get up close and personal to the World's tallest animals! (min. age is 8 years old) Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£75 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£75 Reward

Mascot package at Exeter City FC including tickets in the Stagecoach Stand to the game for the child and accompanying adult plus kit for the child too. (excludes 21 Feb) Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£80 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£80 Reward

A set of Bang & Olufsen Earphones A8, (Ergonomic fit) - courtesy of Bang & Olufsen on Gandy Street. These are worth £120. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

A 'money can't buy' reward of a 'Breakfast and Studio Tour' with Matt & Victoria/Caroline' at Heart Breakfast Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£110 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£110 Reward

Have a natural white looking smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment at Radiance MediSpa. This would normally cost you £220. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

Exclusive tour of the Met Office Operations Centre for four people with the opportunity to film your very own weather report in their studio - wow! Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£175 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£175 Reward

Four tickets to the Cardiff leg of the X Factor Live Tour on Wednesday 11th March 2015 thanks to Talk Talk. Wow! Be quick on this one. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse.

£295 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£295 Reward

If pledging on behalf of your business you can receive a hands on half day Search Engine Opimisation (SEO) workshop from Rokk Media, an award winning full service digital agency. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

£300 or more

£300 Reward

Local businesses can have their logo, a link to their website and a message showing your support on this crowdfunding page for any pledge from £300.

£500 or more

1 of 19 claimed

£500 Reward

A great opportunity for businesses to have a sponsored banner on a lamp post for the duration that the lights are on, located on either Paris St, South St, Fore St, Castle St, Gandy St, Queen St or Catherdral Yard

£2,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£2,000 Reward

For that extra special Christmas present, you can be live on stage on November 20th with a host of famous celebrities in front of 15,000 people to help switch on the lights. Plus a thank you email from Exeter City Council and our Lord Mayor, Councillor 'Percy' Prowse

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