Businesses in Leeds are once again being offered the opportunity to sponsor one of the city’s fantastic public bonfires, as part of festivities to mark Bonfire Night.
In what is always one of the stand out nights in the city’s cultural calendar, six free community bonfires will be held by Leeds City Council on Friday 3 November at; Roundhay Park; Middleton Park; Springhead Park in Rothwell; Woodhouse Moor; East End Park and Bramley Park.
With sponsorship already secured for the bonfires at Springhead Park and Middleton Park thanks to White Rose Shopping Centre, businesses still have the chance to show support for their local communities at the Woodhouse Moor, East End Park, Bramley Park and Roundhay Park events.
The bonfire at Roundhay Park is the biggest held in Leeds, attracting around 70,000 visitors, with approximately 200,000 people in total attending the city’s six public bonfires. Through sponsorship, businesses are not only guaranteed great exposure on the night but also in the run up to each event through a package of promotional and advertising support offered by the council.
Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for the environment and sustainability said:
“The six public bonfires which we provide across Leeds every year as part of our Bonfire Night celebrations are extremely popular and a firm fixture in the calendar for people of all ages.
“Once again there is the chance for local businesses to join in the fun and show their support for their communities by sponsoring four of our public bonfires at Roundhay, Woodhouse, East End Park and Bramley.
“The footfall at all our bonfires is amazing, and we are always happy to work with businesses to provide a package which ensures that their sponsorship is given the exposure it deserves.
“On a final note, I would like to offer a big thank you to long-standing partner the White Rose Shopping Centre for sponsoring our bonfires at Springhead Park and Middleton which is as always greatly appreciated.”
Nikki Appleton, marketing manager at White Rose Shopping Centre said:
“The sponsorship of the bonfire nights at Springhead Park and Middleton Bonfire has become an annual event that the team at White Rose look forward to supporting each year. It provides a great opportunity for us to engage with our local audience and to give something back to the community.
“Our visitors are very loyal to the centre and supporting the bonfires alongside the council gives us the chance to talk to school groups with our bonfire drawing competition in the lead up to 3 November, as well as exposure to all ages on the night.”
Leeds City Council public bonfires
Friday 3 November 2017
- Roundhay Park – bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm, firework display at 8pm
- Meet at Soldiers Field, Roundhay Park, LS8
Bonfire Night at Community Parks – Bonfires will be lit at 7pm with firework displays at 7.30pm.
- Bramley Park
- East End Park
- Middleton Park
- Springhead Park (Rothwell)
- Woodhouse Moor
To ensure that these events remain safe please leave fireworks (including sparklers) at home and enjoy the display provided for you.
To discuss how your business or company can be involved in this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations, please contact business partnerships officer, Julian Cooke on 0113 3786 002 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org