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£833raised of £1,231 target by 37 supporters

    Weʼve raised £833 to Create a magical lantern garden night as a big thank you to all our volunteers. A beautiful space free for everyone to enjoy this half term

    Machynlleth, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 12th October 2017

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    We all love lantern procession and we all know it is run as a not-for -profit community event, funded entirely by ticket sales and donations on the street. Each year around 50 lantern procession fairies & elves work a combined 330 hours to bring you this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs7ksPt1k_Y . That's over 8 weeks of full time work! If they got paid at minimum wage that would be £2475. The procession is always free to watch and we fund the event by selling the fireworks tickets,

    with all the costs (fireworks, materials, insurance etc) that would mean tickets should be £11.50 each – no child concession! But they all give their time, every year for FREE to keep the cost as low as possible! Aren’t they amazing? Some of them don’t even get to see the event because they are too busy.

    So…

    This year we would not only like to say thank you to all these amazing volunteers,

    ..but we would also like to give them a well deserved year off and perhaps a glass of something warm, spicy and good for the soul!

    What? Wait! But we love the lanterns I hear you cry!

    We know, we know…

    ..here is the suggestion…

    A completely free event - A magical lantern garden, a massive thank you (and possibly some hot, spiced apple/mulled wine) to our volunteers and a chance for everyone to see something lovely. Because it will be free, we will need your help to raise £1231 to pay for artists and materials, there will be school workshops too and we might even get a story teller and some big lantern puppets if we go over our target. We are not aiming to get fireworks this year, there were a few free events locally for fireworks last year – so lovers of big bangs and whizz-pops should still be able to get their fix.

    The target represents the 1231 likes the Lantern Procession Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MachLanterns/ page has, so you could donate as little as £1. The more we raise however the more c̶o̶m̶p̶l̶i̶c̶a̶t̶e̶d̶ fabulous it can become! Donate now to show your appreciation to all the stewards and organisers and let’s make something lovely for everyone in 2017 before bringing back the procession you all love again in 2018.

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    • Zoe Matthews9 months ago
      Zoe Matthews

      Zoe Matthews

      9 months ago

      We did it! Thank you all so much. With some help from the quiz night at The White Lion and a generous donation from them we made our target. Join us for an enchanting evening at Y Plas this Saturday. Stroll through the fairy woodland, visit the enchanted Pavilion stage and relax in the magical atmosphere on the lantern lawn. Come along anytime after 6:30, the garden will be open until 8pm. Thank you all some much again - we especially hope the volunteers who make the lantern procession happen each year enjoy their night off! All welcome x

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    • Zoe Matthews9 months ago
      Zoe Matthews

      Zoe Matthews

      9 months ago

      Thank you to everyone that has supported this - it is going to be beautiful and we can't wait to get making! Don't forget there are a few fireworks events around again this year so you will still be able to get your whizz-bang fix. Also we have a pub quiz at the White Lion on Sunday 15th October to help us finish off our original fundraising target of £1000 - come along and if you don't have a team we will team you up on the door. Lots of love and magic - see you at Y Plas on Nov 4th x

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    Supporters

    37

    • Sally Bullough

      Sally Bullough

      Oct 12, 2017

      Am moving to area and looking forward to seeing the lanterns.

      £10.00

    • Cath

      Cath

      Oct 12, 2017

      Love the lanterns - big thanks to the volunteers!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 11, 2017

      £3.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 11, 2017

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 10, 2017

    • The Harrison Family

      The Harrison Family

      Oct 3, 2017

      Good Luck. We look forward to visiting the Magic Lantern Procession.

      £25.00

    • Lynda Wenman

      Lynda Wenman

      Oct 3, 2017

      £30.00

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    Zoe Matthews

    Zoe Matthews

    Machynlleth, United Kingdom

    One small cog (with awesome hair) in the big, beautiful wheel of Machynlleth Lantern Procession

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