On the hottest day of the year so far, we apologise for writing about Christmas.
However…Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce is wholly responsible for organising the Christmas Lights in the village and we need your help to ensure they are funded this year.
The total cost of putting up all of the lights in the High Street this year will be around £10,000. We have several generous sponsors who contribute towards this cost and plenty of fundraising activities which take place throughout the year, including our popular Summer BBQ on Wednesday evening.
One of the biggest contributors towards funding the cost of the Cranleigh Christmas Lights is our 100 Club.
This was created in 2000 by Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce as a way of raising money to help finance the Christmas celebrations and late night shopping evening in the village, including the installation of the Christmas lights.
The concept behind the Cranleigh Christmas 100 Club is to secure a membership of companies and individuals who commit to making a contribution of £15 a month (or £180 per annum) by bank standing order.
At the end of each quarter, a draw of the members takes place and the winner receives £100. The balance of the fund is then carried forward to the end of the year to help fund the Christmas celebrations.
With a record number of Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce members, we are keen to encourage members to consider joining the 100 Club and make a valuable contribution towards the substantial cost of the Cranleigh Christmas Lights each year.
Becoming a member of the Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce 100 Club is simple; just complete this standing order and drop it in to Roger Coupe, Membership Secretary, 3 Bank Buildings, High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8BB.