Nice Xmas pressie

Wanstead-playground-design-concept_Page_06In case you missed it – which you might well have done, given that a press release went out on Christmas Eve – Redbridge Council has agreed to give £20,000 to the fundraising for the playground on Christchurch green. There are more details here but it’s looking very much like the fundraising will meet its target which will be cause for some celebration and civic pride. Swings and roundabouts.

UPDATE: Wanstead Playground Association’s Nicola Jarratt writes:The council’s commitment to bring our total raised to £80,000 (which currently equates to a 17.5k donation) is much appreciated. It unlocks an further £10,000 grant from the Hedley Foundation which was contingent on us raising £80,000. We are therefore guaranteed to reach the amazing figure of £90,000. We’re still working hard to raise the additional 18k to reach our final target, but Wanstead is guaranteed a fantastic new playground next year which is wonderful news.”

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Nice Xmas pressie”

  1. The council’s commitment to bring our total raised to ?£80/- (which currently equates to a 17.5k donation) is much appreciated. It unlocks an further ?£10/- grant from the Hedley Foundation which was contingent on us raising ?£80/-. We are therefore guaranteed to reach the amazing figure of ?£90,000. We’re still working hard to raise the additional 18k to reach our final target, but Wanstead is guaranteed a fantastic new playground next year which is wonderful news.

  2. Whoo hoo. Now on to fundraising for the final stretch. Any ideas people?. Please please ask your companies if they donate to local causes – employee matching. My company gave ?£500 – just needed to fill in a form – easy peasey.

  3. So, after repeated statements from Redbridge that there is no money; there is miraculously now some funding?

    On one level I’m really pleased for those doing great work to fix the park, on the other, I smell cheap and unsophisticated politics again….

    Too little , too late.

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