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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by March 24th 2019 at 2:50pm

To buy Nellie the Tuk Tuk for Soham. A unique form of volunteer-fuelled community transport for the town.

by #Nellie4Soham in Soham, England, United Kingdom

Why does Soham need Nellie?

Three things we know ...

     1) We often hear how hard it is for some residents to get out and about in Soham

     2)  People in Soham want to help each other

     3)  Local organisations pull together to make great stuff happen.

These three things led to the birth of an idea…to bring Nellie the Tuk Tuk to Soham!

The Plan

Nellie currently lives in Ely and the idea is for the Soham Community to buy her and for local volunteers to provide lifts around Soham – our own unique form of community transport.

Who's involved?

Neighbourhood Cares have teamed up with Viva Arts and Community Group, Soham Men’s Shed and other community partners to buy #Nellie4Soham.  Neighbourhood Cares are leading the campaign, Viva will own and look after Nellie, and Soham Men’s Shed will recruit and organise the volunteer drivers to whizz around town.

Will you give your time?

Soham needs volunteer fuel – both for Nellie and for other great community opportunities.  Visit Soham Library to see our Lend-a-Hand board – and find out about a range of local opportunities for you to volunteer your time to power up our community.  The Lend-a-Hand board is next to the big Nellie-o-Meter in the library foyer!  We will also feature some opportunities on social media during the campaign.

About the money...

We need to raise £4000 to buy Nellie.  If you help us raise more then we will make a 'Nellie fund' which will be used by Neighbourhood Cares, Viva Arts and Community Group, Soham Men’s Shed and other community partners for Nellie-related activities including insurance and running costs and, if we make enough some activities which bring the Soham community together.

We have installed a Blue-Peter Style Nellie-o-meter in the library.  Please help us fill her up and colour her in!


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

The Nellie Package!

All of the lower value rewards wrapped up in one Nellie Package: - A Facebook Thank you - A Nellie Badge - A trip for two in Nellie - An invite to Nellie's welcome party All as described in the individual rewards.

£15 or more

Our Facebook Thanks!

Every few days we will do a 'thank you' to our supporters on Facebook. If you claim this reward we will use the name you submit on this site. 'Like' the Neighbourhood Cares Soham Facebook page @NCSoham to see your thank you.

£20 or more

1 of 75 claimed

A Facebook ‘Thank you’ & a Nellie pin badge

Every few days we will do a 'thank you' to our supporters on Facebook. If you claim this reward we will use the name you submit on the site. 'Like' the Neighbourhood Cares Soham Facebook page @NCSoham to see your thank you. And come into the library to pick up your badge anytime from 21 Feb.

£25 or more

3 of 20 claimed

A trip round Soham in Nellie for two!

Once Nellie arrives in Soham you will be one of the first to try her out, with a trip round Soham for two chauffeured by one of Nellie's volunteer drivers. It may take a little while for us to get Nellie up and running, which means you'll claim your trip in the (hopefully warmer!) late spring/summer months.

£30 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Afternoon tea with Nellie!

An invitation to our #Nellie4Soham Afternoon Tea Celebration, including tea and a slice of cake for two. We plan to hold the event in the spring.

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Your logo on a rock!

Your own business logo painted on a Soham Rock by local artist Catherine Martin. Catherine aims to finish your rock within 3 weeks of receiving your logo.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Cut Nellie's ribbon!

Officially welcome Nellie to Soham! Cut her ribbon, give a speech, and invite your own guests (we'll be inviting some too!). We have some flexibility around the date - it will be in the spring.