We are writing to you with an update on the status of the Christmas lights in Kings Heath this year. As you are probably aware, the reason we began this crowdfunding page is because we were informed that the normal way in which the Christmas lights are funded in KH was not going to be possible in 2017.
The Kings Heath Business Improvement District (BID) would normally fund the lights, so when their representatives informed us back in September that they wouldn’t be able to fund the lights this year we set about raising the funds with the help of the community. However, since September there have been some changes at the BID and we are delighted to say that they are now in a position to fund the lights as normal. We are thrilled that they are putting on the lights as their budget means there will be more lights in Kings Heath than we could have realistically provided.
This means that your generous pledges are no longer going to be needed for the lights in Kings Heath this year, so we are giving all pledgers the option to have their money refunded in full. If you are happy for us to use your pledge towards future events and community activity in Kings Heath, then we would be delighted to put this money to good use. We are already planning the Kings Heath Festive Frolic on Saturday 16th December (see more on our FB / Twitter pages) and other events will follow.
We cannot refund the money directly through the crowdfunder website, so if you would like the refund please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange the refund for you. If you are happy for us to use the money for other events there is no need to do anything. We would like to get all this tied up as soon as possible so we will assume that if we haven’t heard from you by the end of Tuesday 5th December that you are happy for us to use the money for other community events.
Thanks again for your support with this project, we feel that this project helped to ensure the lights in KH in 2017 and without your support it wouldn’t have been possible.
From the Kings Heath Community Interest Company