Gipsy Hill Rejuvenation Summer Sundries

by Andy Scholes in London, England, United Kingdom

Gipsy Hill Rejuvenation Summer Sundries
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On 1st July 2019 we successfully raised £1,407 with 55 supporters in 56 days

Providing a home from home for Fanny (the Gipsy Hill cat), a village fete and saving a piece of local history.

by Andy Scholes in London, England, United Kingdom

Fanny the Gipsy Hill station cat lives nearby and has her own home within the Gipsy Hill garden. Our plan is to have her garden home refurbished to keep her cat basket dry.  The plan is to create her a "home from home" during the day while she is keeping an eye on station and the travelling public.  This way she gets to keep her current residence but we provide an additional wind and rainproof shelter around her. (our aim is not to disrupt her).

As our garden grows from strength to strength we are planning the Gipsy Hill Village Fete on Long Meadow on the 14th July from 12pm to 4pm. Collaborating with the 1st Crystal Palace Scouts and bringing in many other community groups this is the first event in modern times in the Gipsy Hill area.  Music, splat-a-rat, tug of war, a dog show, food and drink, a bouncy castle and the opportunity to start growing your own plants. This crowdfunding completes our fundraising for staging the event and sets us up to repeat the event in the coming years and to hold smaller events in the Gipsy Hill Station community garden. 

In addition to this the new "Great Southern" pub (formally the Gipsy Hill Tavern) have donated the old pub sign which we want to preserve for the community.  The advice is to frame it and display it as part of our rich Gipsy Hill heritage.  We will frame and display the sign with an explanation of the areas rich history.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

25 of 100 claimed

Beer and all new enamel Badge

You can get a Gipsy Hill beer (or other approved drink) and an enamel "I love Gipsy Hill" badge. This will be collected from the Gipsy Hill Brewery Tap Room.

£25 or more

10 of 75 claimed

FoGH Limited Edition Mug featuring Fanny the Cat

A limited edition mug

£50 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Your name on the Friends of Gipsy Hill garden shed

You will get your name on a commemorative plaque mounted on the Friends of Gipsy Hill shed plus an "I love Gipsy Hill" badge!!

£100 or more

1 of 11 claimed

Your personalised plaque on a planter

You get your name and your own inscription (within reason) on one of our station planters!

£150 or more

1 of 9 claimed

Your name on a commemorative plaque for Fanny

A plaque commemorating "Fanny" the Gipsy Hill Cat at the station.

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