flood recovery appeal

On Friday, March 31, the LightnUp Inc headquarters were inundated by over 3 metres of filthy floodwater by ex-cyclone Debbie. Important documents, electrical equipment, tools and materials were destroyed or compromised.

Most of our furniture is unusable and 90% of our beautiful lanterns are damaged or destroyed. We are not insured for flood damage. Our community has contributed many volunteer hours cleaning since the floodwaters subsided.

Our current workspace is unusable with no power, dodgy loo and compromised water system. We are trying to complete the renovations on our new workspace so we can fix the lanterns and work towards bringing the light to communities around the country. Your donation can help us recover, in time for the Ipswich Festival on May 6, the Luminous Festival Welcoming Refugees in Brisbane on June 9 and Lismore Lantern Parade on June 24. You can help us to renovate our workspaces, replace equipment and, most importantly, fix our unique hand-crafted lanterns! The priority is to replace or repair materials and equipment:


  • Tissue paper, fabric, decor, paint and glue
  • Electrical components, lighting, batteries and chargers (all lanterns need to be rewired)
  • Bamboo, wire and tools

Our workspace

  • Security
  • Furniture
  • Storage
  • Completing Council requirements for Occupancy etc

tax deductible donation

LightnUp Inc is a registered project of the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal (FRRR). Your donation over $2 is tax deductible.
To donate log on to the FRRR Online Account here. Use the drop down list under FRRR Hosted Donation Account (for community groups) and select: 'LightnUp Flood Recovery Appeal'.

Or, download the Official Donation FRRR Donation Form below and post it with your donation to the address on the form (cheques made out to Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal).

'The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is a charitable foundation based on a partnership between philanthropy, community, government and business'.

direct deposit

Deposit directly into our fundraising account at the Summerland Credit Union.

  • Account Name (please be exact): LightnUp Incorporated
  • BSB: 728728
  • Account Number: 222-91137
  • Member Number: 799970

Please include your name for our reference or please put "anonymous" if you prefer.

contact us

Contact LightnUp Inc.
289 Keen Street, Lismore, NSW 2480
PO Box 1394, Lismore NSW 2480
p: (02) 6622 6333

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