We need your help through crowdfunder…
For the Love of Books is our much loved early years project, working with nurseries in Gamesley (Glossop), Ollersett (New Mills) and Fairfield (Buxton) and we need help to reach our target match funding. When we hit the target The Ragdoll Foundation will release £30,000 for us to run the project for two years.
PLEASE SUPPORT US IF YOU CAN!
We have recently launched an exciting, new Crowdfunding campaign. It aims to raise funds for HPCA’s ‘For The Love of Books’ programme, which works with children and their parents/carers, and staff, at three nurseries in the High Peak. These nurseries are located in Fairfield, Gamesley and Ollersett.
The project involves professional artists working with the nurseries using books and the arts to inspire a variety of fun, engaging, hands-on learning sessions for families. These will include CPD(training) for early years staff, so that creative techniques can become part of their everyday practice. The project will ignite the imagination, developing a love of books, increased literacy levels in the under 5s and even stronger familial bonds as parents learn with their children.
The Ragdoll Foundation have agreed to fund some of this project, on condition we raise £5,000 from other sources. That’s where our
Crowdfunding campaign comes in! We have a commitment of £1666 from local county council funds and other applications pending, but we need a minimum of £1,200 more to be able to run any of this programme at all.
Crowdfunding is all about engaging people to raise money via them making ‘pledges’ to help fund work. People are offered ‘rewards’ in return for their donations.
Our rewards range from HPCA key rings to poetry books, trips to artists studios and potted ornamental trees. A range of artists have
been very generous in their support of this fundraiser.
The nature of Crowdfunding is that it is quick. In our case, 8 weeks to be precise. We are aiming to raise £1200 from now until the end of August 2017. Time is ticking!
Please help us if you can! By sharing information about this campaign, donating yourselves, or encouraging others that you know have a
passion for our work, to do so.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!