Fund Wansteads Christmas Tree

by ccronin in London

Fund Wansteads Christmas Tree
We did it
On 30th October 2014 we successfully raised £4,610 with 93 supporters in 35 days

No Council budget cuts will keep a Christmas tree away from Wanstead. We are joining together as a community to fund our tree.

by ccronin in London

New stretch target

HUGE THANKS

go to the residents and businesses of Wanstead that have pledged to Fund Wanstead's Christmas Tree so far, you guys have been AMAZING! Please keep pushing, sharing and doing what you're doing to allow everybody the chance to contribute something towards our Christmas tree.

We've reached our £3k target but are continuing to fundraise so that everyone can have a piece and contribute to the magic that will be Wanstead's Christmas tree.

Any surplus money...

will be used to fund projects in our local area to continue enhancing our beautiful Wanstead. So if you have any suggestions (a new swing, a bench, a tree planted somewhere or anything really that you feel would enhance and improve Wanstead) then drop me an email with suggestions. It's YOUR money so all ideas will be voted on by the tree's sponsors after Christmas.


Village folk of Wanstead liked Christmas trees a lot,

But two of their Councillors most certainly did not! 

Berry and Main hated Christmas trees, the whole Christmas season!

Now, please don’t ask me why, no one quite knows the reason.

Perhaps it was the fairy lights, they found them too bright, 

Or perhaps it could be, Labour were just too tight.

Perhaps it was something they liked least of all,

To see people of Wanstead, the tall and the small.

Standing close together, with Christmas bells ringing,

Standing as friends and neighbours, with school children singing!

The Mayor always attended, to rapturous applause,

Saying “Only four weeks ‘til the arrival of Santa Claus”

The Salvation Army band would play Christmas carols, note after note,

If only the people of Wanstead could change their last vote!

The more Main & Berry thought of this annual Christmas Sing,

The more they joined Labour colleagues thinking, “We must stop this whole thing!”

“For too many years we’ve put up with it now!”

“We must stop this joy from happening, stop it, but how?”

Then Main & Berry got an idea, jumping up with glee,

“We know what we’ll do” they exclaimed, “we’ll scrap Wanstead’s Christmas tree”

When the vote against the tree came, the box Main & Berry did tick,

“This is perfect” they thought while grinning, another ‘same Old Labour’ trick!

A Christmas tree had been on George Green, for as long as anybody could remember.

But for the first year thanks to Labour, THERE’LL BE NONE THIS DECEMBER!

 

OR MAYBE NOT...

 

Join with us in helping to fund Wanstead's annual Christmas tree so that the level of Council budget cuts will not affect our seasonal, community celebrations. After all, we've been very good boys and girls... honest! AND hopefully, Father Christmas may even put in an appearance at the switching on ceremony but only if you promise to be good!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

£2 Reward

Our tree's Tin Sponsors... "all that glistens is not gold" but then again "every little helps"

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Our tree's Copper Sponsors

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Our tree's Bronze Sponsors

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Our tree's Silver Sponsors. You'll be entered into a draw to be the person who helps switch on the lights at our Carols ceremony.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Our tree's Gold Sponsors. Have your name added to a bauble and placed on the tree. You'll be entered into a draw to be the person who helps switch on the lights at our Carols ceremony.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Our tree's Diamond Sponsors will have their names added to our roll of honour list displayed next to the tree.

£500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward

Our tree's two Platinum Sponsors will be given a space next to the tree to display their company logos or business names as well as named on the roll of honour list.

£750 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£750 Reward

Our tree's Palladium Sponsors will be our tree's chief sponsors. They will be given a space in front of the tree to display their company logos or business names as well as on the roll of honour list. They will also be given the chance to nominate which local Councillor they want to arrive dressed as an elf!

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