Support the Project

Support the Bemmy Lanterns Light Up 20 project

One thing is certain this year – winter 2020 is going to be very very different.  But the bemmylanterns team is still planning to light up BS3 and give the commmunity a bit of shine and happiness.

Our one-off event will make sure that the kids in participating schools and all the people in the community groups can still work on an exciting project throughout autumn, and get the chance to shine even if they can’t carry their creations through the streets.

But supporting the project is about more than that – it’s an amazing way for local businesses to show how much they are at the heart of the community.

9-in-10 local people say the Lantern Parade makes them feel more positive towards the area. By sponsoring the project, everyone will know that you are part of the vital and inclusive community that is BS3.

Since the project began, tens of thousands of children have had their moment in the light.  We want to make sure that this year is no different.

Normally the Parade attracts roughly 5,000 people to BS3 each event day, and that’s why we are changing the format of the project this year.

The installation will be running over a number of days – during a key retail time for BS3 – to make sure we’re driving footfall safely.

2/3 of people who visit BS3 regularly are more likely to use our sponsors because they make the Lantern Parade project happen.

Check the images below to hear what a couple of our long-time friends and supporters think of the project.

Barcan Kirby, 2019 Leading Lights

Despite the windy weather on Saturday, we had a fantastic evening showing off Dr Dottapus at the Bedminster Winter Lanterns parade.

We were proud to be a Leading Light for the event, which lights up the streets of #Bedminster in a celebration of creativity and community.

– Barcan Kirby Team

Bedminster Pharmacy, 2019 Band Partners

Events like the Lantern Parade are awe-inspiring. Young and old, working in partnership to organise, participate and support, is the unique Bemmy Spirit.

– Ade Williams



We really need your help

We are only able to do what we do with the help of local businesses and community groups. But 2020 has been a strange year for us all, and we understand that everyone is dealing with unique situations, so we have decided to make it as easy as possible to support the project.

Pay what you can to support the project

For this project, we don’t have any tiered sponsor packages.  Instead we are asking for a suggested donation of £100.   

If you’d rather have a chat about how you want to support the project send us an email.

Support the project

Suggested donation £100

We will be giving some love back to all our project supporters, to make sure the community sees how much you are helping make the project happen.

  • Your logo and links on our website.
  • Promo coverage across our social media.
  • Countdown shout outs on our social media and newsletters.
  • Your name on the Project Thank You list.
  • An official sponsor window sticker.


It’s easy to support us, just click on the button below, choose the amount you want to pay by PayPal, and then send us a quick email.