We would like to share a post from Winton Harrison from Holmepride – Community in Action. We can confirm that the project will now be completed in the summer holidays ready for the start of the new school year in September. Many thanks to Winton & Karen Harrison for all their hard work, securing the funding and getting the allotment nearer completion. Many thanks to everyone who made a donation on the Spacehive fundraising page. Your donation will make a difference to every child at Holmfirth J I & N School – for years to come. Thank you all.
Winton Harrison -“This must be one of, if not the best report I’m so happy to share with you.
On Friday, 16th July I received an email from Kirklees Council, who are running their “Growing Great Places” initiative, where they can pledge up to £5,000 to groups raising funds through their partnership with Spacehive, a fund raiser company linked with GoCardless. In the email, it confirmed that they liked our project to build a new wheelchair accessible and usable allotment at Holmfirth J,I&N School, pledging £4,000.
Due to the generosity of so many groups, support by many individuals and a few businesses, the amount needed of £12,554, was smashed, resulting in the current amount raised with 5 days still to go of £13,494.
This means that not only will the allotment build commence once the school breaks for the summer holidays, at least another £940 has been raised to kit out the allotment going forward.
So a massive big “THANK YOU” who have supported us on this 2 year, yes, 2 year journey to get this project over the line and ready for the children’s return in September.” – Winton Harrison – Holmepride – Community in Action
We would really like to thank all the parents and staff who have
already made a pledge on the Spacehive website for the allotment – each and
every pledge brings us closer to getting the allotment finished and ready for the
children to use from September. This will be an amazing space and each class
will have their own raised bed to plant in – but we really do need every pledge we
can get in order to get the building work completed so please have a look at the
Spacehive website and make a pledge if you are able to
The Spacehive website currently has pledges totalling £9034 which is amazing and we are so near the final amount needed. There are just 23 days left of the fundraising process, as at the end of this period, Spacehive will look at the number of bids received and decide if it has enough public support for them to match any funds raised. You can pledge any amount
from £2 upwards and every pledge will be matched – so we would be grateful for any donations, however large or small, to help us to get to our target which would mean that the allotment would be ready for everyone to use when we come back after the summer holidays.
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Spacehive – We would really like to thank all the parents and staff who have made a pledge on the Spacehive website for the allotment – each and every pledge brings us closer to getting the allotment finished and ready for the children to use from September. This will be an amazing space and each class will have their own raised bed to plant in – but we really do need every pledge we can get in order to get the building work completed so please have a look at the Spacehive website and make a pledge if you are able to www.spacehive.com/allotment-holmfirth.
The next two weeks are vital for the fundraising process, as at the end of this period, Spacehive will look at the number of bids received and decide if it has enough public support for them to match any funds raised.
Holmepride – Community in Action have arranged a day where anyone can come up to the allotment at school (this can be accessed through the main playground and is through the gate to the right of the Tiger Club Log Cabin) and you can find out, first-hand, why we are needing to crowdfund through www.spacehive.com/allotment-holmfirth. We can explain what the new contractor will be building, find out what we have just waiting to kit out the allotment, groups like Grow to School and Sharing Memories are ready and waiting to attend the allotment and help the children of our school. So just drop by in the morning of 6th June, from 10am onwards, we will be pleased to share the news of this wheelchair friendly and usable allotment coming to the school.
The 7 raised beds in the allotment were filled up with waste material which needs removing, so edible fruit and vegetables grown by the children will flourish. So if you can also bring along a wheelbarrow this will help tremendously!
It would be really nice to see any parents, grandparents and friends on the 6 June – please come along!
We were very proud to see this post on the Holmfirth Community Facebook Page – the Year 5 boys should be very proud of themselves – we are!
Cycling with Rachael – bikeability lessons with Rachael Mellor – click on this link CWR Spring Bank holiday 2021 courses for more information
‘Holmepride – Community in Action’ have had a busy week and have been offered the following items for the allotment
- Compost bin
- Water butts
The Spacehive fundraising website has also received some further donation pledges this week. If you are able to please head to their page https://www.spacehive.com/allotment-holmfirth#/idea where you can find out more about the scheme.
This will be a fantastic learning space for all our children and we would be grateful for any support you are able to offer. Thank you.
Our friends at Holmepride are raising funds to get the allotment at school finished. This community project will not only benefit the children at Holmfirth J I & N School but many others community groups in Holmfirth. If you can, please help us to support this fantastic project, which will benefit the children at Nabb, and others, for years to come! 🌳🥕🧅🫑🍓🫐🥔🥗👩🌾🧑🏾🌾👨🌾🪴
Please click on this link for more information http://www.spacehive.com/allotment-holmfirth