2018 Lantern Parade is a mathematical certainty

30+12+123 = 4,310

Right?

Absolutely it does, when the people of BS3 get together!

We did it!   You blooming lovely lot helped us achieve, nay beat, our Fundraising goal, meaning that the 2018 Lantern Parade is on! But how did we manage it?  Lets dive into the numbers….

30 days to hit our target

Well, actually we hit our goal before the 30 days were up, resulting in a collective sigh of relief in #bemmylanterns HQ.

12 marvellous businesses

We are so lucky to have so many local businesses who have a big old philanthropic streak.  Without these guys we wouldn’t have achieved a thing.  So here’s a rundown of the kind people who donated Rewards to the Fundsurfer – visit their websites, visit their shops and spend some money.  These folks are treasures!

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Argus Fish Bar – they don’t have a website so just work up an appetite by strolling on over to 114 West St and enjoy a fish supper.

Bristol Pilates Studio – with lots of classes all through the week, there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy a small group class or even a private session. Find out more .

Les Fleurs – owned by a local resident, this delightful boutique florist creates offering a fusion of modern French and British floral design styles. I adore their work!

Heart Radio Bristol – turn up the volume and turn up the feel good with some cracking choons.

Margot May – visit the gorgeous and popular independent tearoom based on North street, and enjoy some of their delicious homemade offerings.  Find out more about them on Facebook.

Mezzaluna – have you tried this little gem on West Street?  Why not make a booking and try their warm hospitality and lovely pizzas.

Milk Shed – visit owners Amy and Holly’s welcoming café, where you can find classes and workshops as well as really great coffee, cakes and lunches.

Old Bookshop -enjoy some fine food and drink with friends at this jewel in the crown of North Street.

Paul J Newell – find out some more about this fab local author on his website or go buy his book on amazon.

Rare – if you’re a meat lover and you haven’t tried this butcher’s treats, you’re missing out! Wander on over and check out their wares.

Zero Green – Want to get your groceries without all that horrible packaging. Check out what Zero Green sells, grab your empties and make a trip to Bristol’s first zero waste shop.

That’s 11.

I did say 12, didn’t I?

Well,  we can’t go without tipping our cap to a couple of people in the #bemmylanterns team.  A big thank you to Liz and Tony Hillitt who put together the lantern kits again this year.

123 wonderful donors

That’s how many of you who came together and pledged to support the 2018 Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade.  A ridiculously huge thank you to each and every one of you.  We hope you enjoy the warm fuzzies that doing this lovely thing as well as the Reward you chose.

So that’s the maths! The only other number you need to know is the number 8.

8 for the 8th of December 2018 – the big day!

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