Help us

Our biggest challenge every year is raising the funds to make it happen. We run a very tight ship, but hitting the minimum target is difficult. So if you want to become a sponsor or make a personal donation that would be amazing!

There are loads of other ways to help too.  Perhaps you’d like to help on the day, or fancy joining the committee (roles below), or raise awareness, or get involved in some other way?  If so, it couldn’t be easier to get in touch with the #bemmylanterns team.

Drop us a line at or hit us up through the Bemmylanterns Facebook page,  Twitter (@bemmylanterns) or Instagram.


Key areas include:

Fundraising: private sector and public sector grants – starting immediately

Logistics:  transport lanterns and equipment, rigging and de-rigging – starting September

Merchandising: throughout the year


Specific Committee roles include:

Throughout the year…

Chair: A multi-faceted role chairing meetings, working with the secretary to put together meeting agenda’s, generally driving things.

Secretary: Taking minutes, sending out agendas. Booking venues for meetings and workshops.

Treasurer: All things finance, including invoicing, licences for raffles/collections, formal accounts.

Schools and community groups liaison: Just that!

Lead artist : Alan May

Community workshops : Booking and publicising these workshops.

Safety Officer : all H&S documentation, recruitment and management of volunteers, First Aid, insurance.

Sponsorship and private sector fundraising: A team to secure the funds to run the project.

Public sector grants: Applying for any grants available.

Stalls at events: BWLP has a stall at various local events to raise awareness and gather support

PR+marketing/social media team:

Tech. manager and web master

Volunteer recruitment and management:


On the day…

Parade Controller

Parade Leader

Road closures & route management

Sector Chief

Catering and stalls management

Street entertainment management

Transport/loading/unloading/rigging/de-rigging management