Please Support Wickham Festival

by Wickham Festival in Wickham, England, United Kingdom

£22,810

raised of £30,000 stretch target

386

supporters
76% 23 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 31st August 2020 at 4:55pm

We're hoping to raise £30,000 towards the £50,000 of losses we've incurred due to Covid forcing us to postpone our Wickham Festival to 2021.

by Wickham Festival in Wickham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Reaching our £20000 target helps secure the future of our Festival.  Going beyond that to £30000 will help us plan ahead with more confidence and address the extra costs incurred due to Covid and the need for future festivals to be 'Covid-Secure'


1594380760_wickham_fest_logo_2.jpgPLEASE HELP US KEEP OUR FESTIVAL GOING

Sadly we've had to postpone our 2020 Wickham Festival to 2021.  Boo!  A year's planning for our 15th Festival and now we're having to re-arrange everything for 2021.  And it's not easy.  Wickham is an award-winning Festival run entirely by volunteers on a 'not-for-profit' basis.  We don't take a penny for ourselves.  All our ticket income is ploughed back into making our lovely Festival even better.  Which is all good until a global pandemic comes along.  Then we have a problem.  We've already spent over £50,000 on this year's Festival - printing, advertising, publicity, website design, subscriptions, accountancy fees etc.  Plus another £100,000+ on artists & infrastructure deposits.  Some of that can be rolled-over to 2021.  But much of it can't be recouped.  Which leaves us with a cash-flow problem especially as we're also having to refund those ticket-holders unable or unwilling to rollover their tickets to next year.  And because we run on a 'not-for-profit' basis and plough all revenues back into the Festival we love, we have very little in reserve to tide us over to next year.  Which is why we're here.  We need YOUR support to help us survive and pay the bills until tickets for next year's Festival start selling again at their usual rate.  Anything you are able to give will be used 100% on ensuring our Festival survives and returns next year bigger & better than ever before.  We've never sought funding support like this before but we will be really, really grateful for any help you can give us in these difficult times.  Thank You. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Prize Draw - Free Raffle Ticket

Everyone giving £10 or more will be entered into a Prize Draw for a bundle of goodies at our 2021 Festival

£20 or more

20% off Festival t-shirts, programmes, merchandise

Everyone giving £20 or more will receive a voucher giving 20% off the cost of programmes, t-shirts and Festival merchandise at our 2021 Festival

£50 or more

Backstage Tour

A Backstage Tour at our 2021 Festival seeing how the Festival works behind the scenes inc. the production offices, dressing rooms area and a chance to stand on the main stage and be a star!

£100 or more

36 of 50 claimed

Meet the Stars Reception

An exclusive VIP Reception on the opening night of the Festival with complimentary drinks, snacks and a chance to meet some of our artists (£100 Reward allows entry for 2 persons)

£250 or more

7 of 12 claimed

Your own Luxury Loo

Your own luxury loo for the 2021 Festival weekend. No more sharing with strangers. Your own toilet for the exclusive use of you, your family & friends all weekend.

£1,000 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Become a Festival Sponsor

We love you! Sponsor our 2021 Festival for £1000 and receive all the above plus sponsor recognition in our programme and access to our Backstage VIP Areas & side-of-stage viewing areas all weekend.

£500 or more

12 of 12 claimed

Your own Bar

Your own Bar area for the weekend complete with table & seating for 6 plus bar servery, luxury loo & all your opening night drinks 'on the house'.

Let's make 'Please Support Wickham Festival' happen

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