Fishing for funds with net

THE Leederville carnival organisers have turned to crowd-funding to help pay their bills.

Director Jimmy Murphy took to to ask the public to chip in, with local businesses pitching in free meals for generous donors.

Despite the wild success of the event—40,000 compared to last year’s 24,000—“we are down about $4000,” Mr Murphy wrote. “Most cost blowouts were in street closures, entertainment and infrastructure.”

In November $3410 was pledged through Pozible but it was never paid because the $5000 goal wasn’t reached.

This time around the organisers have set the goal at $4000 and have pulled in $2290 with 30 days to go.

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