For the last few years Wednesfield's Christmas lights have been dwindling as government cuts to Wolverhampton City Council's budgets have taken hold.
The council's first priority will always be to provide essential services, such as housing, education, health and suchlike. Therefore, budgets for things like Christmas have been massively reduced.
We don't want the lights to go out - but we can't do it alone!
This year we know that with a little bit of help from the good people and businesses of Wednesfield, we can do the following:
- Double the amount of lights along the Wednesfield High Street
- Add more lights to the trees around St Thomas' Church
- Work towards our long term goal - to bring a living tree back in to the heart of the village.
We need to raise £4,000 by mid September for this to happen - that's less than 25p per household , surely we can manage that, can't we?
Hands on Wednesfield are offering a host of sponsorship packages for individuals and local businesses big and small, so hopefully Wednesfield can get better Christmas Lights and you can get a little something out of it too.
On the successful funding of this project we will be produce a Christmas Brochure to hand out the event that you could be featured in, alongside other marketing opportunities in the Wednesfield Magazine and on the WV11.co.uk website and Facebook page.
If you are an individual looking to support us we have pledges for you too.
See our sponsorship packages for exactly what's on offer.
- Annual attendance to the switch on event often reaches 1,000 people,with the online audience being much greater. We will produce 1,000 brochures to hand out at the event.
- The Wednesfield Magazine is distirbuted door to door and is in prominent positions in shops, doctors waiting rooms, schools and commuity centres reaching 30,000 people locally.
- WV11.co.uk's website has over 2,500 unique visitors each month, clocking up 8,570 page views between them.
- The WV11 Facebook page has over 8,000 likes and an average reach of 20,000 people per week, their combined Twitter and Instagram profiles have over 3,800 followers.
By taking one of our top level sponsorship packages this could be your audience too!