Christmas Tree for Gipsy Hill

by Andy Scholes in London, England, United Kingdom

Christmas Tree for Gipsy Hill
We did it
On 19th October 2020 we successfully raised £3,080 with 57 supporters in 35 days

Help us to fund our first community Christmas Tree for Gipsy Hill

by Andy Scholes in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Additional funds will help allow us to light up other parts of the Station Garden, and allow us to dress the local area in festive spruce, as well as supporting the local area in what could be another difficult time for many locally.

At present we are supporting Christ Church deliver meals to the people of SE19 through their Open Door Kitchen. 


As the days draw in and the evenings lengthen, we reflect as this year comes to an end and we look to the new year as a time of hope for our community. We think of light shining out in the dark evenings and a tree as a focal point to bring the community together. Please support us in funding our first community Christmas tree. The Friends of Gipsy Hill and Lambeth Council have already installed a dedicated Christmas tree ‘pit’ on Gipsy Hill with a power supply for tree lighting. To make our tree special, we want local individuals, families and businesses to contribute and to send us their own messages of hope, wishes, reflections which we will make for you and secure around the tree.  As part of the celebration, we are organising Yuletide Carols (covid secure) from Palace Acapella, Christ Church singers, and more (broadcast via the internet too). We also have the Norwood Gipsies Pantomine being performed for the first time on home soil.

Join us for a heart-warming drink at the Great Southern, Colby Arms or The Bull and Finch.

We are asking for your messages of hope, wishes, reflections and your donation will cover our costs to print, laminate, and tie with ribbons to decorate the tree so others can see the Gipsy Hill community spirit.  You can also sponsor a 3D printed bauble and add your message to the ribbon tag.  Local businesses can place messages on special banners around the tree.

Suggested donations are shown as rewards. If we meet target, additional funds will help allow us to light up parts of the Station Garden, and allow us to dress the local area in festive spruce, as well as supporting the local area in what could be another difficult time for many locally.

At present we are supporting Christ Church deliver meals to the people of SE19 through their Open Door Kitchen. 

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See the rewards and minimum donations.

You can have your own Christmas message on or around the tree.1600004227_christmas_message.png

You can have a bauble from the selection below (more details to follow as we work out the design) Examples of potential baubles

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Or you can sponsor one one of the barriers around the tree with 1/4, 1/2 or a whole barrier banner. 1600004327_barriers.png

All messages will be confirmed with the Friends committee before being displayed.

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Click here to see a little bit about the work of the Friends and our community garden.  

Gipsy Hill Community Garden (youtube video)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

5 of 250 claimed

£5 Reward

A message of hope or your message of support displayed next to the tree (tied on with ribbon). Please provide your short message to gipsyhillfriends@gmail.com

£20 or more

15 of 150 claimed

£20 Reward

A Christmas Tree decoration with your name on a label and/or short message. It will be 3D printed locally. Let us know your message by emailing gipsyhillfriends@gmail.com

£150 or more

3 of 8 claimed

£150 Reward

1/4 barrier banner size around the tree advertising your business or your Christmas message situated around the tree. (you need to provide the digital image that we will print to gipsyhillfriends@gmail.com). The final graphic needs to be accepted by the FoGH committee.

£275 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£275 Reward

1/2 barrier banner size on the barriers around the tree advertising your business or your Christmas message situated around the tree. (you need to provide the digital image that we will print to gipsyhillfriends@gmail.com) The final graphic needs to be accepted by the FoGH committee

£500 or more

1 of 3 claimed

£500 Reward

A whole barrier banner around the tree advertising your business or your Christmas message situated around the tree. (you need to provide the digital image that we will print to gipsyhillfriends@gmail.com) The final graphic needs to be accepted by the FoGH committee

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