As many people will be aware Ferry Fair relies heavily on fundraising and donations to fund the Fair each year. In a “normal” year it costs in the region of £25,000 to fund Ferry Fair.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, our income has been almost completely “switched off”, so whilst we have sufficient funding for the two scaled back Crowning Ceremonies we hope to hold in 2021, there will be very little left for future Fair’s.
Once we are able to hold fundraising events again and re-open the bookshop, this will help, as well as income from future programmes, both sales and advertising income, that would usually make up around a third of our income.
In the meantime, we have launched a Total Giving Donations page. If you are able to donate, we would be very grateful and any donations will help safeguard the future of Ferry Fair, and perhaps even enable us to broaden our 2021 plans.
Total Giving Donations Page : https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/charity/the-ferry-fair-festival-committee
The other fundraising initiative we have launched is signing up as a charity on Amazon Smile. This enables Amazon shoppers to donate 0.5% of purchases to a nominated charity (at no cost to the individual). Simply use your usual Amazon log-in to sign in via Amazon Smile and select The Ferry Fair Festival Committee from the charities list (top left hand corner). 0.5% will automatically be paid to us.
Log in to Amazon Smile : https://smile.amazon.co.uk/