Here at the Leicester Caribbean Carnival, we have so much equipment needed around the time of the festival, and which we share with various other events throughout the year. It can be a real struggle trying to ensure that all of the gear is stored correctly. On top of that, we need to find a way in which we can move and lift the various props that we use for our shows and events. After a bit of brainstorming and some research, we found that the perfect solution may be a piece of equipment called a power stacker lift. Usually used in industrial environment, we think that the benefits could transfer well to our needs at the Carnival.
Read on to find out more about the power stacker lift and how we want to incorporate it into our day-to-day.
Helping Store the Light and Sound Equipment
The first way in which we want to utilise the benefits of a power stacker lift is in storing all of our light and sound equipment. We have a lot of equipment which we store in a compact storage unit meaning some shelving and so on is relatively high up. It is both dangerous and stupid for us to try to lift the equipment, so we have to find a machine which could do this for us- the power stacker lift.
Lifting Props onto Stages
Another lifting problem we have, often comes in the form of lifting props onto the stage as the venues we use in Leicester do not have a ramp or lift facility. Instead, we would suggest using a power stacker lift to get the items where they need to go!
Transporting Props or Equipment
The next issue we often have is getting our equipment or props from A to B. This includes either getting them into the vans to transport from workshop to venue, or just getting them from one area of the venue to another. We believe that a power stacker lift, or even a somewhat similar form of equipment, would be great for helping us to do this.
Help Us Raise Money for a Power Stacker Lift!
With all of this in mind, we are looking to invest in a power stacker lift for the festival. Which we will endeavour to lend to other community events who need the equipment throughout the year. However, for this we may need your help. We are in the process of applying for grants from both charity and government for the equipment, but any donations would be gratefully received. If we do receive the grant funding, we will put this money back into helping those who need it in the Caribbean community of Leicester!