December: Crowdfunder Projects In The News

It’s been a busy month for all of our brilliant project owners, both past and present, and we love nothing more at Crowdfunder HQ than spotting them in the press.

Whether it be on the radio, in newspapers or online, it’s great to see the good news spreading of their success.

Here are our top picks from December.




Eastender’s Queen Vic storyline inspires ‘save your local’ advice
4th December 2017 • Morning Advertiser

We all became a bit obsessed with Eastenders at Crowdfunder, as the latest storyline saw the future of Walford’s beloved Queen Vic in jeopardy, with crowdfunding being the only solution to save it. We took to Twitter to talk with Plunkett Foundation and Power To Change, and gave our advice and top tips on how other struggling pubs could save their community asset too.




Standing Up For The Sun: Boris Johnson slams ‘cowardly’ businesses for giving in to left-wing activist group’s demands
5th December 2017 • The Sun

Stop Funding Hate are back for their second Crowdfunder project of 2017, and they’re kicking up quite a storm along the way. Whether you’re with them or against them, there’s no denying that they sure know how to crowdfund! They reached their crowdfunding target in just a few days, all with the simple encouragement to choose compassion over hate. This movement is on a mission to tackle hate and discrimination in the media by persuading brands to pull their advertising in the publications that promote just this.



Puzzle Hall dream a step closer as group’s bid to buy Sowerby Bridge pub is accepted
13th December 2017 • Halifax Courier

It’s cheers all round for this community shares project, as the dream to bring the Puzzle Hall pub back into use is about to be realised. The Puzzle Hall Community Pub campaigners announced that their bid to buy the Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge has been accepted, and once due diligence has been done, contracts can be exchanged. Congratulations!




Historic Moseley Road Baths SAVED after generous donations from Brummies
14th December 2017 • Birmingham Post

Things are going just swimmingly for Moseley Road Baths after successfully raising £26,495 from 345 supporters. With hundreds of supporters pledging to keep the Grade II listed pool going, it can now be enjoyed for many more generations to come.




‘Boris bikes’ set for Swansea after university success
15 December 2017 • BBC News

And they’re over the line! Popularly known as Boris Bikes, Santander Cycles collaborated with Crowdfunder to run a competition which saw five universities competing for a new cycle scheme in their area. Well done to everyone involved!




Jeremy Corbyn spreads Christmas message by serving coffee with homeless charity
16th December 2017 • The Mirror

Change Please have successfully crowdfunded a number of times, and they aim to get people off the streets by teaching them how to sell and make coffee on their coffee carts around the capital. The Labour leader was recently seen in London’s Borough Market on one of eight mobile coffee carts, explaining that, “Most people would rather give money to someone who is doing something. Change Please not only give people a job and a living wage, but also helps them with housing.”

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