IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT FIVER FEST FAVERSHAM
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Fiver Fest Faversham will return this October thanks to the support of Faversham Town Council.
Claire Windridge from Faversham Town Council, has kindly offered to co-ordinate Faversham’s Fiver Fest in order to secure the continued success of this excellent event for residents and businesses alike.
Don’t worry, the InFaversham team will still be helping in the background and supporting Claire and her colleagues at Faversham Town Council in any way we can.
We (InFaversham) have organised two successful Fiver Fest events that have been enjoyed by both businesses and shoppers, plus we’ve had a lot of fun along the way.
However, as volunteers we can only do so much, and to see that the event will now be formally organised and ensure it has a future supporting Faversham businesses, makes us feel much more optimistic about it’s future success.
What is Fiver Fest Faversham?
The Fiver Fest is part of a nationwide volunteer-led organisation called Totally Locally which supports small independent businesses to come together to create a more vibrant, stronger and resilient town by encouraging the community to think and act locally.
Faversham is just one of over 100 towns across the UK that come together for a fortnight to encourage shoppers to support their independent high street and businesses.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Businesses taking part put on special £5 offers over 2 weeks, to show the diversity and value of what they sell, and to say thank you to the communities that support them.
Businesses come together to support each other, share each others offers, create maps, do trails, work on PR – everything to get people moving around the town, and discovering their local independent shops.
This is not about just selling £5 things. It’s an opportunity for you to get people through the door who haven’t ever stepped foot in your shop, or who haven’t been for ages. What you do when they get there is up to you.
Don’t worry if you don’t sell a lot of your special offer. It’s not about that (your offer may not be right for everyone). The idea is to get people engaged with the campaign and talking about our local businesses.
Offers should be something with a £5 spend to tie in with the £5 message (don’t use discounts like £5 or 5% off), Businesses not on the high street such as services, fitness etc can offer introductory services to get new clients on board. Make the offer for something brill, not just old stock you are trying to shift.
Don’t worry if you are stuck for ideas, we are here to help, ideas are what we are good at so get in touch and we will help you to find a fantastic £5 offering.
WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF IT?
Apart from a fantastic opportunity to engage and take part in helping to revive the town, you will be part of a National Campaign and get all the promotion, PR, and media opportunities that go with it.
You will get posters to put in your window, trail maps of all the businesses taking part to giveaway, merchandise (optional purchase) like our lovely tote bags (how about putting together a fab goody bag?) to promote the campaign. Lots of local media coverage via Faversham Fiver Fest Facebook pages, Instagram and Twitter plus promotion on InFaversham website and Facebook page. Oh and of course sharing and mentions on everyone else’s social media who takes part and gets involved.
It’ll be a blast.
How Do I Get Involved?
Simply download, complete and return the registration form below and return it to [email protected] along with your £10 registration by the 29th of September* and we will do the rest.
*Please ensure that you have registered before this date to be included on the town map and to benefit from any pre event publicity.