Young people and their parents need Weavers Adventure Playground to be open five days per week during the summer holidays, so that children in Bethnal Green have a supervised outdoor space to play during the long break from school. We are therefore aiming to raise £10,500 in the “Summer Give” which starts today and runs for 48 hours until noon on Wednesday.
If you already know about Weavers then the need we are addressing is probably obvious, but in this “Summer Give” campaign we are seeking donations and support from a wider community. We are asking people and organisations who do not already have strong ties to us to take a plunge and help us provide a fun, healthy and safe summer holiday for disadvantaged young people in Bethnal Green. If you are someone who decides to support Weavers today for the first time, thank you.
We hope this fundraising campaign and our summer holiday project will inspire more people to become engaged with Weavers. Yes, we need new ways to cover our budget, as all small charities do, but we are also looking to secure new supporters and partners who can make a long-term difference at Weavers. So if you want to find out more about our plans at Weavers and to discuss other ways you can help beyond the “Summer Give”, please get in touch.
If you would like to support the playground during this campaign, please make a donation using any debit/credit card on our project page on The Big Give website (http://bit.ly/WeaversSummerGive) between noon Monday 16th May and noon Wednesday 18th May (the timing is crucial if the donation is to be included as part of the match-funding campaign).
There’s more information on our campaign elsewhere on our site. Please also share the campaign on social media (we are going to be very active on Twitter and Facebook over the coming days, so there will be lots to share).
And a final thank you to everyone who helps us do what we do.
Thanks for your support to help Weavers provide a supervised play space during the holidays.
Ted Maxwell (one of our trustees)