South Swindon Parish Council agree to sponsor the Old Town Festival

The Old Town Festival Committee received good news from South Swindon Parish Council last night that the Parish will sponsor some of the large infrastructure items for this year’s Old Town Festival.

The financial sustainability of this not-for-profit annual community event is dependent on grants and sponsorship, as much as from stall pitches, parade entries and bar sales, and without the generosity and investment of local businesses, community organisations, and the Parish Council, the Festival simply cannot go ahead.

The grant sponsorship covers the cost of hiring portaloos, sound and audio equipment, as well as the hire of a climbing wall for the Scouts to run at the Lawn Family Fun Day on 10th June.

Vice-Chair of the Old Town Festival Committee, Councillor Nadine Watts, said, “It was great to present the grant application for the Old Town Festival at the South Swindon Parish meeting on Tuesday. I know how much this event is enjoyed by residents from across Swindon. It is an honour to be vice chair of the Festival again.

It is a pleasure to be involved with a group so passionate about the local community and providing such a well-loved, successful and inclusive week of events.”

The Old Town Festival is running into its 26th year and continues to be a stand out event in the Old Town calendar.

This year we are sponsored by many of Old Town’s businesses and are looking to celebrate our local sponsors on our publicity material. Would your business or group like to sponsor the Old Town Festival, have a stall on the Lawn or take part in the Parade on 10th June?

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