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Torchlight Torchbearers

To ensure Torchlight goes ahead each year the event requires volunteers, entrants, supporters, sponsors and partners and we want invite our local community to become 2017 ‘Torchbearers’.

Torchbearers will be those companies, organisations, groups and individuals who both see and appreciate the value that Torchlight brings and are willing to support everything it is about. They will be contributing to all aspects of Kendal Torchlight, with particular focus on allowing the organising team to build up the art, entertainment and cultural content of the Friday Procession, Saturday Street Party and all other events that will be organised in the build-up and beyond.

Details on our sponsorship packages can be found in the downloads available at the bottom of this page. 

For Torchlight to happen Kendal needs YOU to be a Torchbearer!


There are a wide range of tasks that need to be completed by volunteers to enable the Torchlight to go ahead. Jobs vary from general admin and organising to fundraising and managing entrants. If you have skills you think Torchlight would benefit from or are looking to gain a little experience in these roles please consider volunteering.


Our supporters come from all over the local area and are those individuals, groups or companies who have donated over £250 worth of money, goods or services.


As part of the Torchbearers programme the Torchlight Management Team has created a new sponsorship structure for 2017. Platinum from £2500, Gold from £1000, Silver from £750 or Bronze from £200 - categories are designed to suit most budgets. On top of this Sponsorship packages can include advertising opportunities with 2017 media partners Lakeland Radio.


If your group, school, company or organisation wants to enter the 2017 procession now is the time to get in touch. The Torchlight team have a wealth of experience on how to put together the very best floats.


Torchlight works very closely with a range of partners such as the Town, District and County Council, as well as Local Police, Kendal BID, various Charity Partners and our Media Partner – Lakeland Radio.

Special recognition will be given to partners, sponsors and supporters on the Torchlight website, social media channels and Torchlight programme – with Partners and Platinum sponsors featuring on most of our publicity throughout 2017.

If you or your group, business or organisation would like more information on how to become a Torchbearer or get involved in another way please contact Kendal Torchlight Team Leader Craig Russell: craig.russell@kendal-torchlight-carnival.co.uk or 07725817745.

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Additional Information

  • SLDC
  • Kendal Town Councul
  • Kendal BID
  • Lakeland Radio