Thursday, January 25, 2007

St Patrick's Day Sponsorship

The costs for this year are revealed in this question from sally Hamwee.

Sally Hamwee: Why has the target for sponsorship of the St Patrick's Day events been set at £96,000 when last year £148,000 was raised from non GLA family sponsorship and the year before that £121,500?

Ken Livingstone: £96K is the minimum sponsorship target detailed in MAF 2845 required to deliver the core festival. The sponsorship team is working to exceed this amount to the level achieved in previous years, to enable an enhanced event should this be reached.

5 comments:

weggis said...

And St George's.....????

Martin Hoscik said...

Weggis has a good point, would be nice to see St George's celebrated.

Roger Evans said...

In recent years there have been celebrations for St George's Day, organised rather grudgingly by the Mayor, in response to public demands.

The level of sponsorship that St George's attracts is lower than St Patrick's Day and other festivals - perhaps it is seen as less fashionable. This means that the celebrations are comparatively low key, but it enables the Mayor to say he is doing something...

Martin Hoscik said...

Well I'm shocked - not least because I discover I wrote an article in 2004 entitled 'Mayoral Hopefuls Attack St George's Day Plans'

Obviously they didn't leave much on an impression :D

gerry said...

Hope nothing can come in the way of the celebration process of this holy day!!!