‘Friends of the pole’ 2014


Support your Maypole!

‘Friends of the pole’ was launched in 2008 as a novel way for people to support the Maypole Trust (whilst at the same time receiving a little local recognition for doing so). The scheme has proved to be so popular that we’ve decided to run it again for 2014. Whether you live in the village, are local to the area, or simply grew up here and have fond memories of the Maypole Festival, please don’t be shy… sign up today and show us what your Maypole means to you!

What you get

When you become a ‘friend of the pole':-

  • You will receive a unique personalised ‘friends of the pole’ certificate.
  • Your name(s) will appear in the 2014 Maypole Festival programme.
  • Your name(s) will be listed on the Maypole website.

How it works

1. Let us know the names of ‘friends’ you would like added to the list.
2. Make a donation of £5 or more for each ‘friend’.
3. We will do the rest!

Please note

  • Anyone can be a ‘friend’… yourself, a partner, family member, or colleague etc.
  • Each friend’s name can be no longer than 50 characters in total.
  • The minimum donation is £5 per ‘friend’ (there is no maximum!).
  • You can donate by post or on-line with a PayPal account.
  • Certificates will be posted to any address in the UK, or hand delivered locally.
  • If you have any queries, please use the contact form to notify us.

Sample entries

Individual, group  and family names are all acceptable as a ‘friend’ (see examples below)… however we would welcome a larger donation for group or family names.

  • J. Smith
  • John Smith
  • Mr Smith
  • Mr J. Smith
  • John and Julie Smith
  • John, Julie, and Jack Smith
  • Mr & Mrs J Smith
  • The Smith family
  • The Smith family (Australia)

To view a list of our 2014 ‘friends’ click here.

Donating by post

If you are a resident of Barwick-in-Elmet, you will receive a ‘Friends of the pole’ form through your letterbox. Please complete the reply slip at the bottom of the form, and post this (together with your payment) to:-

‘Friends of the pole’
Barwick-in-Elmet Maypole Trust
3 Maypole Mews
LS15 4PE

Please make cheques payable to ‘Barwick-in-Elmet Maypole Trust’ (please do not post cash).

Donating on-line

This a two step process, but is both quick and easy.

Step 1

Please complete the form below and then click on the send button. You will see a confirmation message when your details have been sent successfully.


Contact E-mail

PayPal registered E-mail (if different to above)

PayPal profile name (you can find this by logging into PayPal and clicking on 'My Account' then 'Profile' then 'My Details'.)

Contact number


I would like to add (please select)

Other amount

Names to appear on list and certificate

Name 1

Name 2

Name 3

Name 4

Name 5

Name 6

Additional comments

I have checked the above information is correct (please tick box)


Step 2

Please click on the ‘donate’ button below. You will be re-directed to your PayPal account’s secure payment page (where you can make your donation). Once we have received your payment, we will cross reference this with the details you supplied in the form above, and add your requested name(s) to the list (please note that this may take some time, especially as we get closer to the Festival).

Thank you very much for supporting ‘Friends of the pole’.

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