Crowdfunding - so Walton can Fly the Flag this summer!
We often hear complaints about Walton needing to be invigorated - and are asked what are WoTTA going to do about it. We also hear from a lot of people who love Walton, would like to help and are looking for quick, effective ways to do that. So we've decided to try and raise £4,000 to buy, install, maintain and look after Union Jack Flags for Walton Town Centre.
WoTTA's goal is to 'Make Walton a better place to live and work'. We are not-for-profit so we need donations from local businesses, charities, community groups and residents to achieve any and all of our aims. Perhaps you as a resident, business or community group can help us meet our goal, and brighten our town centre for the summer season with Union Jack Flags?
The flags would be distributed around the High Street, Bridge Street, Church Street and New Zealand Avenue. We would like to have them up every Spring, then taken down before the bad winter weather ruins them. We will purchase, install, maintain, launder and store them.
Who knows, if this goes well, maybe we can think about Christmas Trees!
HOW TO DONATE:
Every donation counts, and goes directly into the WoTTA bank account; a not-for-profit, community interest company run by volunteers. Click on the link: CROWDFUNDING to make your donation via debit or credit card.
HOW WE GOT TO THE NUMBERS:
We have 70 flagpoles in Walton Centre. We're not sure we can raise funds for that many flags, so have aimed at 50 for now. We've shopped around and at the moment the most reasonable quote for 50 flags is
Flags - 50 @ £40 = £2,000
Aluminum flag poles - 50 @ £35 = £1,750
Installation by qualified & insured operator - TBA
Delivery - £18
Total (without installation and VAT) - £3,767
VAT @ 20% = £753
Total (without installation) = £4,520
Therefore purchase and installation of each flag & pole = approx £90
We are still getting in other quotes and also hoping to negotiate a discount on this when/if we know we can go ahead :-) If anyone out there knows another supplier that might be more cost effective, please let us know.
MANY THANKS TO OUR DONERS:
The Hersham Hub
And also thanks to our generous anonymous supporters.
NB: Doners updated regularly
Read what else WoTTA's been up to...