Sponsors

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Some of our sponsors: the Hawkesbury Writers with the three Monument to Hawkesbury books in the garden of the Beaufort Arms

We receive no public funding for the Festival and are dependent on the generosity of the participating authors and illustrators, who very kindly appear for no fee or expenses, and to kind gifts from sponsors.

We are currently seeking more sponsors, so if please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to make a donation or know of local organisations who might be happy to help.

2017 SPONSORS

We are extremely grateful to two previous sponsors for their continuing generosity in helping us keep the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival free for everyone to attend in 2017:

  • Hawkesbury Parish News, for sponsoring us in kind by printing a programme for each of their subscribers
  • Hawkesbury Writers, for a £100 grant to cover the costs of promotional bookmarks to help us spread word about the Festival in advance and to provide a free souvenir for visitors on the day
  • Waitrose Chipping Sodbury, for nominating us as a beneficiary of their fabulous green token Community Matters scheme in February 2017

We would also like to thank the generous support of the three Festival venues for allowing us to use their premises: The Fox Inn, the Methodist Chapel and the Bethesda Chapel. These very special places all add to the Festival’s special charm.

2016 SPONSORS

Huge thanks to our sponsors for the 2016 Festival:

  • Flavours of Italy at the Fox Inn, for allowing us to use them as a venue and for their practical support and advice – and lots of furniture shifting!
  • Hawkesbury Parish Council, for a £25 grant towards our operating costs
  • Hawkesbury Parish News, for a £50 grant towards the cost of printed programmes
  • Hawkesbury Village Hall Committee, for lending us their chairs in return for a token donation
  • Hawkesbury Writers, for a £100 grant to cover the costs of promotional bookmarks to help us spread word about the Festival in advance and to provide a free souvenir for visitors on the day
  • South Gloucestershire Library Services, for lending us the Mobile Library van for the day
  • Waitrose Chipping Sodbury, for a £15 gift voucher used for cafe supplies
  • Lisa White for kindly sponsoring the hire of the Methodist Hall and Chapel

2015 SPONSORS

Our sponsors in 2015 were Hawkesbury Writers and Waitrose Chipping Sodbury, and we are very grateful to them for their support.

View of supermarket across the car park

Chipping Sodbury Waitrose makes supermarket shopping a pleasure

Waitrose, via its Chipping Sodbury branch, provided a share of its April 2015 green token scheme takings. For more information about how that works, read our news story here.