Locals are being urged to support the Plumstead Make Merry in a public vote which could see the festival secure £25,000 in funding as part of a national campaign searching for Britain’s most deserving local volunteers.
The festival has been shortlisted as ‘Regional Community Initiative of the Year’ as part of the ‘Britain Has Spirit‘ initiative, which aims to re-evoke a sense of community pride and honour those who volunteer to make their communities and neighbourhoods better.
Locals have 30 days to support the festival in a daily public vote. If the Make Merry wins the regional round, it will go through to the next round of public voting to compete for a national prize of £25,000.
Sarah Harper, Chair of the Make Merry Committee, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted. £25,000 will help secure the Make Merry’s future for the next few years but we need the support of the local community to make this happen. I’d like to thank everyone who has already rallied round to support us and urge everybody to please use their daily vote to ensure the Make Merry wins. Your local community festival needs you!”
To vote for the Make Merry, visit: https://www.britainhasspirit.com/vote-london/