Greenwich borough's longest running community festival is in "serious jeopardy" and needs help to raise £5,000 so it can reach its 40th anniversary this summer.

The volunteer-run Plumstead Make Merry had its funding axed by Greenwich Council in 2011 and now relies on raising funds so it can still be held each year.

Using a website, people can donate varying amounts to help the festival reach its target of £5,000. 

There is an incentive for each donation including free refreshments to a mention in the 40th anniversary commemorative programme. And big donors could even have the Bandstand or Acoustic Café named in their honour. 

Chairman of the Plumstead Make Merry Association  said: "Sadly, due to severe restrictions to income over the last few years, the future of the Plumstead Make Merry is in serious jeopardy. We need everybody to rally round and help us save the festival – the Plumstead Make Merry is counting you."

To find out more and donate, visit