Iris' pot of gold - one week update
A quick update from us. Thanks to the kindness of all of you who have so generously given and shared our project we have reached our £23,000 stretch target less than a week into our four-week campaign. You are all so amazing!
We now want to focus on the families that are going to use Iris. Here’s a fact:
61% of families with disabled children struggle to pay their monthly bills. (socialfinance.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/dcff.pdf)
There are all kinds of reasons that families with a disabled child are worse off financially than other families. Often, it’s a combination of the additional costs of having a disabled child and the fact that there are so many barriers to finding and staying in work if you are a parent carer.
We would like to keep crowdfunding so that we can create a pot of money to subsidise the holidays of poorer families who want to use Iris.
And here’s the exciting part; we have secured some match funding, so if we can crowdfund another £3,000, our funder will match this with another £3,000, creating a pot of £6,000!
So please, keep on sharing our posts on Facebook, forwarding the link to interested friends and organisations, and raising awareness of what we are doing.
And if we manage to create our pot of gold for families using the van, we have decided that any further money we raise will be used to start paying off the loan we took out to purchase the van.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and for supporting our project.
Jemima and Cody x x x
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