The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76150   Message #1349778
Posted By: Alio
07-Dec-04 - 07:49 AM
Thread Name: Raising Money to Save Sidmouth Festival
Subject: RE: Raising Money to Save Sidmouth Festival
And what about all the small festivals who are finding it difficult to keep going?

We (Saddleworth) have to fundraise all year round to be able to afford the weekend costs; this is the bit I hate about the festival -the weekend is a cinch compared to that!

We've found we can't expect businesses to support us financially apart from an ad in the programme - the only one who does is the landlord at the Waggon Inn, whio give us a generous donation every year by way of thanking us for the extra custom.

It's hard work - but well worth it I have to say!