It's been non-stop for the Friends over the past two months! Following a high profile media campaign for donations towards the playground renovation and successful fundraising launch party in October with M.P. Chris Philp and Theatre Workshop Coulsdon we are absolutely delighted to announce to the community that we have raised over £50,000! We have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown by so many local residents, charitable organisations and businesses and it is uplifting to know that this initiative is so firmly supported by our community!
We would like to thank the whole community for their generosity- we raised £5,000 from local residents through our MyDonate account along with £7,650 from our local businesses and other community groups and organisations. This is an incredible result! We would specifically like to thank Waitrose DFC for their generous donation of Prosecco for our fundraising launch party and Morrisons Caterham for the Cava!
We are making an application to Biffa Award for the balance of our project costs (£50,000), and we have everything crossed for a successful outcome in early Spring 2016. The hard work doesn't stop here for the Friends. We will continue our fundraising efforts at Coulsdon's Yule Fest on 5 December 2015. We look forward to catching up with you then!