Whitstable Christmas Lights Appeal 2017

Whitstable District Chamber of Commerce, who have stepped in to help organise the Christmas Lights for the town since CCC withdrew funding, are once again seeking to raise funds to provide Christmas Lights for Whitstable and Tankerton in 2017, and for the foreseeable future.

As part of our fund raising we are now offering superb sponsorship opportunities to businesses that want to be seen supporting this important event in the town calendar.

Play Father Christmas to Whitstable and reap the goodwill benefits

Christmas and the feelings that it creates, provides a superb opportunity to capitalise on that spirit of goodwill to promote your business.  One important aspect that helps to create that atmosphere in town centres, is Christmas Lights.

Want to make a difference for Whitstable?

Lighting up the town brings the magic of Christmas and has many social and economic benefits. At the time of year when giving is better than receiving, residents and visitors alike, appreciate the generosity of businesses that are seen to be willing to give something back.

But’s it’s always nice to get something in return

Want to benefit from the great PR in the build up to Christmas and during the six-week period when the lights are up.

Benefit from:  – High Street promotion, all printed and web based publicity, Video, Social Media, Radio, Press. All of this before during and after the holiday period 6 weeks.

This is not just for one year but for the next 3 years

IF WE ARE UNABLE TO FIND WILLING SPONSORS, UNFORTUNATELY THERE WILL BE NO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN WHITSTABLE THIS YEAR.

The Deal

The Whitstable Chamber of Commerce are looking to make a long term arrangement to secure lights for the town for the foreseeable future. In order to do this, we need to raise £35,000. This will not only provide for the supply and installation of the lights for this year, but will enable us to purchase the lights outright, so that annual ongoing costs are kept to a minimum.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Diamond

A sponsorship level of £10,000

Ruby

A sponsorship level of £5,000

Emerald

A sponsorship level of £2,000

Moonstone

 A sponsorship level of £1,000

The amount of space provided to acknowledge sponsors will be offered on a proportional basis.

 

As well as seeking commercial sponsors for this great event, we are asking all retail businesses in Whitstable and Tankerton to contribute towards the costs involved. Ideally small businesses would pay between £50-100 with larger stores committing to a larger sum.

We will also have collection buckets through the town to enable the general public to contribute towards making Christmas happen in Whitstable.

If you wish to make an online payment the easiest way is direct to our bank:

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Christmas Lights Switch on Event 2015 – All Christmas images Copyright George Fisk Photography