We are an independent fundraising group, separate to the Parish Council, set up with the aim to raise money for Coggeshall's Big Park Project, an ambitious project to raise £150k for the renovation of the playground on East Street Recreation Ground.
The first phase of the project is complete but there is still half to do. Coggeshall Parish Council is supporting the project and helping with grant applications, but we need to show the community is also behind the project in order to demonstrate why this playground is needed.
This group will hold events and take direct donations online to support the Parish Council as these are activities they are unable to do. All the money raised by this group will go directly to the Big Park Project.
We are a small group made up mostly of parents living in Coggeshall. Some of us have been involved in the Big Park Project for a few years, and some are new to this. All of us understand how important the project is for the children in Coggeshall but also to the community itself. It will bring more people to our lovely area, which in turn can support local businesses.
If you want to get involved then send us a message. Whatever you can do to help would be much appreciated, whether it is simply helping post leaflets advertising events or actually supporting us in running an event.
Take a look at our online shop
Earlier this year our main focus on fundraising in the community was through events but COVID obviously put a pause on those plans. So we had to pivot! We decided to create an online shop with a limited range of printed items including mugs, bags and prints. They’ve been so successful and we are going to keep adding to our shop throughout the coming months.
Take a look at what we have and maybe you can even do some of your Christmas shopping on our website! Local items for a local cause – perfect.
This weekend we were featured in an article about the current state of funding for playgrounds. We were thrilled to get a chance to speak about the Big Park Project, even if it was to explain how we are having to seek out a lot of the funding ourselves.
How much we have raised
We have a big target to reach but we are making progress! The first order for half of the project has already been completed and we are now raising for the second phase of the equipment – we are even over halfway for this. Here is a breakdown of the money we have raised so far. Every time we get an extra chunk we will update this so you can see where the money is coming from and how far along we are.
If you want to help us reach our goal, you can make a donation online either through Stripe, BACs or PayPal. You can also buy an item from our online shop!
We will be running more events when we are physically able to while still keeping an eye out for more grants and supporting the Parish Council in this too. Keep an eye on our news page for more details.
If you would like to make a donation then simply click below on the figure you want to donate and this will take you through the process quickly and easily. Once you have confirmed your donation, the money will go into the fundraising group’s bank account. All of the money we raise will go directly to the Big Park Project.
Bank account name: Coggeshall Big Park Project Fundraising Group
Sort code: 20-19-97
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