Mount Hawke Village Millennium Green is run and maintained by volunteers, which many people don’t realise. A handful of volunteers gave up over 150 hours during the last year to tidy, maintain and most importantly fundraise for the millennium green.
Improvements in 2020
Their tireless fundraising has already led to the replacement of much of the old play equipment and we all know it couldn’t have come at a better time! 2020 really showed us how important it is to have an open shared space in the heart of our little village.
Now we need YOUR help, YOUR voice and YOUR donations.
Help us to raise the remaining funds needed for the installation of more much-needed outdoor activity equipment and more importantly help shape the future of the green for everyone who uses it. Even a £1 donation will make a difference, please give what you can to support the work of the volunteers who help make the green such a wonderful asset for our village community.
We want to provide outdoor equipment for all ages and activity levels. Just a handful of volunteers secured £18,500 in funding in 2018-20. We now need to raise additional funds of £35,000 to finish the play space project by 2022.
Seating and Meeting
We would also like to see new seating and meeting areas installed so more people from our community can come together and share this beautiful space. Wooden benches just don’t have the lifespan and low maintenance value of some other alternatives, so we aim to introduce some low maintenance and robust seating options all around the green to allow the community to come together and make memories for many more years to come.
Planting & Wildlife
We want to work harder to improve the biodiversity and educational value of our space by planting more native wildflowers and plants to benefit our local wildlife and teach our future generations the importance of their environment and community.
To be in with a chance of securing an additional £5000 in funding from the Calor Rural Community Fund 2021 we need your likes, shares and donations through the Calor Crowdfunding page. The projects with the most likes and donations will be selected as finalists with the top 11 campaigns going before a panel of judges to be awarded £5000.
So please click, share, shout and dig deep.
We will be awarded 10 points for every donation our campaign receives and 1 point for every like/vote and 1 point for every share. Follow the link at the top of this page and register to donate and like.
The projects with the most points will then be reviewed by a judging panel who select the winners and if we are selected we will receive £5000 in funding for our project! How amazing would that be?
How can we REWARD you?
You can be sure that once the crowdfunding campaign comes to an end and we have the funds to install new play equipment and seating we will be raring to host our annual Summer Fair! (In line with updated COVID restrictions)
What’s even more exciting is this year is the 21st birthday of our Millennium Green. Such a milestone needs celebrating! We can’t wait for the supporters of this project to join in with our birthday festivities.
We are offering several specific rewards to say thank you for contributing to this next stage in creating a space fit for future generations of the Mount Hawke community.
The rewards listed to the right include an invitation for all donors to join us at our next Summer Fair and aticket for our 21st Birthday prize draw.
We have a range of rewards on offer to thank you for your donation, just click to donate and claim them. We are also offering packages that will be of interest to local and parish based businesses. So if you know someone who would be interested in supporting their local community, please share our story and our project page.
Sometimes it’s not about money!
It’s been a hard year for so many and we understand that a monetary donation isn’t always an option. However, we need votes just as much as donations. Could you encourage 10 friends to sign up and vote for our play space project? Points really do mean prizes (well funding!)
This is also an opportunity for us to shout about our monthly green workouts, hosted on the second Sunday of every month between 2-4pm. You can contribute to our community space by litter picking, light maintenance, gardening and pruning tasks.
If you haven’t already watched our fundriaising video, I urge you to follow the links above. The lovely Diana Rodda, Chairman, Trustee and Volunteer for the last 21 years has put pen to paper to sum up the importance of our green space and what you can do to help it flourish
Our Funding Poem
Here in Mount Hawke, right at its heart
Our Millennium Green is a gem!
Somewhere to walk, talk and take part
Play, laugh, meet again and again.
How lucky are we?... to have such a space...
A place for us ALL to play.
Our green, safe and sociable, fabulous place
From 2000 right up to today.
But time has a way of moving along
So we need to get things updated
Wooden equipment can’t always stay strong
But plastic is just overrated!
Help is needed for children and adults to play
Make the most of the great outdoors
We’d like to present some ideas and to say...
We’re happy to listen to yours.
With fitness equipment to help with your health
And some natural places to play
If together we can raise enough wealth
Our green space will improve day by day.
It may not happen overnight
The amount that we need is quite large
But perhaps with the help of skilled people we might
Make a hole in the size of that charge!
Designing and building our own play creations
Will certainly be quite a goal
But for the sake of ALL generations
Let’s go at it body and soul.
So let’s make the story of our lovely Green
A dream that will really come true
The next generation need to be keen
And its future’s depending on YOU!
If ALL of us give just a little amount
Either it money, ideas or time...
Then we, as a village, can make something count
Which will last for a very long time.