Wow. Wow. Wow. We’ve nearly hit our target within the first nine hours!

Today has been crazy! We knew that the 48-hour window would focus people’s minds, but we had no idea it would work so dramatically: we cleared £1,000 within the first hour and £2,000 within 90 minutes. We were pinching ourselves, but it didn’t stop there. At the time of writing, we have secured £4,615 in online donations in just over nine hours.

61 generous people have contributed to our project and we are extremely grateful to every single one of you. Everyone who has passed on information about this campaign or chipped in with some funds will make a difference for young people in Bethnal Green this summer. If you haven’t already, please donate to our adventure play and healthy eating project before noon on Wednesday 18th May.

Teresa Kerry, a parent who regularly visits Weavers with her five children, says that her summer holiday would be a nightmare without the adventure playground: “We have no garden and kids need outdoor space to run around. Here at Weavers kids can do that and they get the chance to try new things like woodwork, making sculptures and even cooking.”

And we still have more than three quarters of the campaign still to go, so – tempting fate – please watch this space tomorrow for more information about what we can achieve if we exceed our target and get into “stretch goals” territory.

Once again, thank you from everyone at Weavers!

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