Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Exmouth Christmas Lights group is looking sharp after receiving its own customised t-shirts.
The shirts arrive as the group celebrates a successful start to its fundraising campaign, designed to secure the town’s Christmas lights this year after they failed to appear in 2011, to much public dismay.
ECL team co-ordinator Laura Freeman said: “Having just started raising money and awareness, we have already collected £665 and have more pledges in the pipeline.
“Our first event at the Country House Inn raised over £420 and we’ve had people send in cheques to support the lights appeal – it’s a great response so far.”
ECL needs to raise £7,000 for the lights, and Laura says she is encouraged by the public’s support.
“Our first awareness day in the town centre went really well and it was great to hear positive feedback from shoppers to what we are trying to achieve.
“We are keen for others to get involved whether it’s a little or a lot of support. It all helps!”
As well as the t-shirts, donated by Vibrant Pulse Media Company, ECL has also received a logo and printed flyers from Neil Clarke of Short Run Press.
Vibrant Pulse’s Daniel Smith said: “I’m really pleased that we could donate the t-shirts and bring the team together, and hopefully they will help raise the profile of the group still further and encourage others to get involved.”
Neil Clarke said: “We were delighted to produce some free publicity material for distribution around the town and, as the ECL link to the Exmouth chamber of commerce, I know they are keen to support the group.”
To get involved with ECL, email email@example.com or call 01395 548221.