Help keep Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park thriving!

by Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in London, England, United Kingdom

£655

 
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+ est. £86.25
£2,500 target 35 days left
26% 19 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 28th August 2021 at 12:00pm

We need your help to ensure everything you love about the Cemetery Park can continue as we recover after lockdown!

by Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in London, England, United Kingdom

Help keep Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park thriving!

We need your help to ensure everything you love about Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park can continue. We're so happy that the local community has found solace and respite in the Cemetery Park during the Covid pandemic this past year - t's been wonderful to see so many people making the most of our beautiful historic cemetery and nature reserve.

But increased visitors and use during this time have meant that we've got more work to do than ever before, to make sure the Cemetery Park remains a vibrant space full of flowers, birds and butterflies, with safe footpaths and monuments. Since March 2020, we've lost thousands of hours worth of volunteer support and considerable amounts of income that would normally ensure we can keep things running smoothly. There's a long way to go for the team to catch up, and we’ve got lots of work to do to repair our footpaths and to plant up the Cemetery Park so it looks even more beautiful next year.

It's going to be another difficult year for the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, as many of our regular income streams have not yet returned due to continuing Covid restrictions. Your support now will ensure the Cemetery Park is buzzing for another year!

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What will your support help us to pay for? 

  • £15 will buy a hand trowel to plants bulbs

  • £20 will buy 50 spring bulbs

  • £25 will buy a rake to spread the path material out to the required depth

  • £35 will buy a spade to load wheelbarrows with path material

  • £70 will buy a tray of 104 wildflower plugs

  • £90 will buy a wheelbarrow to help us move path material into place

  • £120 will buy 20 tonnes of path material – enough to repair approx. 45 metres of footpath

  • £300 will pay for a JCB digger and driver for the day to prepare our footpaths for repair

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Who are the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park?

The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park are a small charity who care for and maintain Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, a historic cemetery and nature reserve in the heart of London's East End. We run everything from nature conservation volunteering and forest schools to heritage walks and family history support, all whilst keeping the Cemetery Park clean, tidy and thriving.  

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

£15 Reward - Sponsor some spring bulbs

Donate £15 or more and we'll buy 30 bulbs that will be planted in the Cemetery Park. We'll thank you on our social media channels and you'd be invited to a special volunteer session to help plant your bulbs.

£5 or more

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£5 Reward - Follow our trails

Donate £5 or more and we'll send you a copy of our Heritage Trail and our Plants & People Trail in the post, enabling you to explore the Cemetery Park in your own time.

£10 or more

£10 Reward - Membership for 1 until March 2022

Donate £10 or more and we'll sign you up as a member of the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park for 2021. You can find out more about membership here https://fothcp.org/membership/. This membership is for 1 adult and will expire in March 2022.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward - Get a copy of Hidden Histories

Donate £20 or more and we'll send you a copy of our Hidden Histories book which uncovers the stories of the 204 servicemen who lost their lives during the First World War and are commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission War Memorial and buried in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

£75 or more

£75 Reward - Sponsor some wildflowers

Donate £75 or more and we'll buy 104 wildflowers that will be planted in and around the Cemetery Park. We'll thank you on our social media channels and you'd be invited to a special volunteer session to help plant your wildflowers.

£100 or more

£100 Reward - Membership for life for 1 adult

Donate £100 or more and we'll sign you up as a member of the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park for life. You can find out more about membership here https://fothcp.org/membership/. This membership is for 1 adult.

£150 or more

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£150 Reward - A personal guided tour

Donate £150 or more and we'll welcome you and up to 10 of your friends/family/co-workers for a 2 hour private guided tour of the Cemetery Park. Choose between a focus on nature, heritage or a mix of the two!

£175 or more

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£175 Reward - Be a cemetery investigator

Donate £175 or more and we'll welcome you and up to 10 of your friends/family/co-workers for a 3-hour Cemetery Investigators workshop. You'll spend an afternoon uncovering the stories of the East End amongst our headstones. Learn more about the history of Tower Hamlets Cemetery, have a go at recording a gravestone and learn how to use our burial records to navigate your way through the stories and lives of East Enders over the past 180 years.

£1,000 or more

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£1000 Reward - Sponsor our volunteer lounge

Donate £1000 or more and we'll name our brand new volunteer lounge after you or a chosen friend or family member. This room will be in our (currently unused) 1940s lodge and your donation will help us, not only to work on the Cemetery Park, but also to renovate a previously unloved space into a vital hub for our charity.

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