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From large national organisations to local firms and individuals from our community, thank you to all who support us financially. Further information at
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Waitrose Community Matters

The Lantern Arts Centre was supported by the Raynes Park Waitrose store in 2020 which very gratefully received during the difficult lockdown period. In-store and online, Waitrose donate a portion of money between different charities each month – and their customers decide who gets what. So far, they’ve donated over £35 million to good causes around the country – and there’s still more to be done.

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Bayley & Sage

A regular financial supporter of the LAC in 2020 & part of an invaluable lockdown lifeline. Bayley & Sage welcomed its first customers to the Wimbledon Village store in 1997, and now you’ll find them serving several more local London communities: Parsons Green, Turnham Green, Fulham, Battersea, Wandsworth and most recently Chelsea. Bayley & Sage take pride in delivering the same superb quality, knowledge and provenance in all stores, and whatever you’re shopping for, Bayley & Sage products reflect the best of the season whether its fruit, vegetables, meat or cheese or the delicious seasonal dishes prepared in in-house kitchens.


The Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK that their members care about. Every time their members shop at Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-branded products and services goes to help fund community projects where they live. Co-op also give all money raised from shopping bag sales to their causes, to help even more.

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The Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund

The Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund is a project-based grant programme which aims to benefit the community and provide support for local organisations meeting local needs in the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth. The Wimbledon Foundation and London Community Foundation are committed to supporting charities and community organisations to prioritise helping the most vulnerable in our communities.

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The Jack Petchey Foundation

The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their best and reach their full potential. Since 1999, over £133 million has been invested in programmes to benefit young people aged 11-25 across London and Essex. They support many programmes, from sport to science, art to internships, vlogging to volunteering. We encourage every young person to get involved and try something new.

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LAC Angels

We have adopted the term 'LAC Angel' for individuals who regularly give financially to the Lantern Arts Centre. There are many things that we need to fund; from refreshments to props, costumes, scripts, lighting equipment and more. Most of all though our Angels help to cover core costs like our staff, offices and utilities. Having as many angels as possible will help to secure the LAC’s long-term future. Having a regular income enables us to plan ahead with confidence so we can develop and achieve our vision for the local, and wider, community.

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