Herby Spiral | 25.11.2005 18:29
However, the BGG faces its biggest challenge ever. Due to a combination of factors, we do not have enough money to cover our debts. We are still finalising figures but at present it looks that the 2005 BGG will have a financial shortfall of around £60,000.
Although this shortfall may seem a large amount of money, it is important to see it in its true proportion. It is around 10% of our current annual turnover, or put another way, less than £5 each for everyone who attended this years event, or around £12 for everyone who had a free ticket as a worker or contributor. (Yes, we did once again provide an astonishing 5,000 staff tickets for workers, volunteers, performers and other contributors!) Seen in these terms, and given the huge fund of goodwill which exists towards the event and the undoubted desire of all our shareholders, customers and other participants that it should be able to continue in future years, we believe it should be quite possible for us to raise this amount and rescue the company from its present predicament.
We are determined to ensure that the BGG gets back on its feet.If, like us, you believe that the BGG is too good an event to be allowed to go down, we hope that you will make a contribution to keeping it afloat through becoming or recruiting a new BGG shareholder, or by making a donation to our BGG Rescue Fund Appeal.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01458 834629 for more information on becoming a shareholder.
Original article from Permaculture Association (Britain) website www.permaculture.org.uk