Herne Hill Hallowe’en comes back to life with Crowdfund Lambeth help

25 October 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Herne Hill Hallowe’en comes back to life with Crowdfund Lambeth help

Crowdfund Lambeth helped Herne Hill Forum meet – and beat – their target of £3,000 for a community Hallowe’en Celebration – a free, fun-filled event for families and young children.

Lambeth was one of 68 supporters (so far) of a fundraising campaign launched in September with a target of £3,000. Lambeth pledged £1,500 on condition the people of Herne Hill raised the same.

Hallowe’en hub

Before Covid, a Halloween hub round Herne Hill station featured monster discos, magicians, unlucky dip, ghost hunts, films, and more. Even during the pandemic, Hallowe’en online brought a smile to many – the Forum wants everyone to see first-hand the magic of bringing families together from across various communities. This will the first in-person event since 2019 and the Forum want it to be even more spook-tacular than ever before and bring the community laughter, shared joy, and the strengthening of bonds. Messages from supporters in the community included: “Go Herne Hill. Let’s keep Halloween fun, and safe for our children!” and “Great to see this back after the pandemic.”

Building a community

By helping to get this year’s celebration live on the streets, crowdfunders are building a stronger community. The fundraiser will cover the costs of equipment rental and pay entertainers’ fees – for example, £200 can pay for a magician for an hour, and £650 hires 10 gazebos. Herne Hill Forum promise a safe and secure environment for everyone – ghost or a ghoul, witch or warlock. Any leftover money will go towards more family-friendly events – or help guarantee next year’s event will help conjure up another memorable and magical evening for all.

More information

  • The Crowdfunder cauldron is still open for pledges
  • The Forum is recruiting a horde of helpers to set-up the event 2:30 – 5pm, run spooky stalls 5-7pm and an hour’s cleanup 7-8pm. Contact them if you can help out: info@hernehillforum.org.uk
  • See more about Crowdfund Lambeth, the Council’s platform to support community projects making our borough a unique place to live, work, learn and do business. The project must demonstrate strong local support shown through a vibrant crowdfunding campaign. To be considered for match-funding from Lambeth Council, the project must contribute to one or more of our new Borough Plan Lambeth 2030 Outcomes which are made up of our three ambitions and The Lambeth Golden Thread.