flood recovery appeal

LightnUp inc Headquarters were flooded over 2 metres deep, by ex-cyclone Debbie. Important documents, electrical equipment and many craft materials were destroyed or compromised by floodwater.

All our furniture is sodden, and most of our lanterns need significant repair.  We are not insured for flood damage.
Our community has contributed many volunteer hours cleaning, since floodwaters cleared.

Your donation can help us recover, in time for Luminous festival welcoming refugees in Brisbane June 9th and Lismore Lantern Parade  June 24th 2017. You can help us to repair our workspaces, replace equipment and most importantly: repair our unique hand crafted lanterns!

Your cash donation will enable us to make repairs to;


  • Tissue paper, fabric, sequins, paint and glue 
  • Electrical components & batteries 
  • Bamboo, wire and tools

Our workspace

  • Electrical safety check and repair
  • Furniture

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 COMMUNITY ACCESS FACILITY PROJECT' and then 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.
81 Orion Street, Lismore, NSW 2480
PO Box 1394, Lismore NSW 2480
p: 02 6622 6333
f: 02 6622 1962
e: festival@lanternparade.com
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