Help is at Hand

drainA key aspect of our project is that it is a community self-build. So it’s great, even at this early stage to have people involved, sharing skills and time.

Thanks to Kevin, who spent an afternoon making a topographic survey, and his friend, who transferred the data into a usable format.

Thanks to Heath, who surveyed the drain runs, and to Hilary and Purnima who measured all the boundary fences.

Thanks to RIchard & Lucy who have used their experience as planning consultants to offer invaluable help in our planning application.

Funding Success

fundingfromwf01-01We are tremendously excited to announce that the Walcot Foundation has decided to award us £40,000 over two years in recognition that our project will help get young people into work by training them in both “soft” and “hard” skills.  Walcot don’t only give money – they also give on-going support.  Their application process was quite demanding, but they were extremely helpful throughout, and we look forward to continuing partnership.

We have also been awarded £7,000 by All Churches Trust which is slightly bigger than their average donation.

Many thanks to all our supporters.

Can YOUR employer help?

When Farah, a member of our church community, knew that we were raising money for such a great project, she spoke to the person in charge of her work’s charitable giving scheme. As a result, she secured £500 from her employer, Land Securities, towards our community hub. Thank you Farah!

Many firms have schemes to support good causes – why not ask someone where you work about how they could help?

£10,000 raised through Vicar’s Marathon!

2014-10-04 17.16.41An amazing £10,000 (including Gift Aid) has been raised through Richard’s marathon, thanks to generous sponsorship and commitment by all the runners.

A number of donations came in the post from people we didn’t know at all.  One of the most amazing was from an elderly lady who had read about our project in the Church Times, and remembered teaching the Vicar’s wife, Ruth, in Sunday School many decades ago!