Lewisham Irish Community Centre is raising money to turn unused garden space into a community allotment. They’ll use the food produced to support lunch groups for vulnerable and older adults. The money will also contribute towards a seating area that can be accessed by all – ideal for those summer al–fresco lunches.
What’s great is that if the centre can raise just £1125, Lewisham Council may fund the remaining 65% of the project!
So if you have some spare change, love the idea as much as we do, then pop over to their fund page and donate for this wonderful cause.
The centre works to reduce poverty, sickness and distress and social isolation. They aim to enhance community participation particularly among the elderly and disadvantaged. They offer facilities for the older isolated community to socialise, participate in healthy living activities and enjoy a free /low cost lunch together.
Email from Lewisham Irish Centre manager, Kathleen Sheridan:
Our Crowdfunding bid is going well , thank you to all those who have contributed in any way either by social media or making a pledge. We now have £683 but need a further £442 to reach our 15% target. If we reach £1125 then our application is eligible for extra funding from Lewisham Council .
The Community Garden allotment project would really benefit the Irish Community Centre in that it would extend our current facilities and support our current groups particularly the Older people’s lunch groups and the Playgroup.
Please continue to support in any way you can . We only have until the 21st May.
Use the link below to find more details.