The Northcote Road Summer fete has been on the calendar for the last 20 years or so. Initially run as an extension of the current street stalls, then morphing into a music event and more recently as a more traditional fete, this massively popular community event is now timed to match the Men's single finals at Wimbledon and attracts over 10,000 visitors every summer.
As times have moved on, the event has become more and more costly to run, with the overall cost now running to around £45,000. Although most of the organisers give their time for free, other costs such as 20 stewards, 20 security staff, bus diversions, 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.
Sadly due to security concerns and lack of sponsorship, the event was cancelled last year, however at the time someone did mention crowdfunding. If half of the attendees contributed just £5 to the event then we would have enough money to cover the current shortfall - around £10,000.
We are therefore very much hoping that this crowdfunding page will attract enough income to help us stage the event this year.
Thanks for reading,
Northcote Road Business Network