The Friends' 12 Days of Fundraising

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The Friends' 12 Days of Fundraising

We did it
On 12th January 2021 we successfully raised £3,202 ( + est. £619.50 Gift Aid ) with 169 supporters in 41 days

It's the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park's Christmas campaign, and we're giving something back in exchange for your donations!

The Friends' team are busy being little elves organising all the fun for this festive season! We have some fabulously festive rewards ready for you in return for a donation. Burning for a new book? Got your heart set on some new art? Thirsting to twin your tree? Relishing a run in your xmas jumper? Choose your reward and our elves will do the rest.

Please support our 12 days packed full of fundraising action. We're relying on the goodwill and generosity of our supporters to help raise much-needed funds to support the Friends and our essential work in the Cemetery Park, Shandy Park, Swedenborg Gardens and other green spaces in Tower Hamlets. Go to our website to read more about what we do.

For physical rewards, we can no longer get them to you before Christmas.

Part of the map that comes with the East Edge book:


Hidden Histories book:

Our income enables us to care for and protect Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park and other green spaces we work in across Tower Hamlets, such as Shandy Park and Swedenborg Gardens. It ensures we can pay our four full-time members of staff, provide tools and equipment to volunteers who help us care for the parks, and ensures we have resources to deliver events to the community. 

Access to green space is so important for our wellbeing. We want to keep being able to ensure Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is ready to welcome people, to engage with local nature, history and each other.

Thank you from all of us at the Friends! HO HO HO!

Michelle, Suzanna, Ken, Claire, and all trustees and volunteers.

Annatomix artwork 'Sun Worship' depicting Egyptian god Horus in falcon form. Approx 60x60cm, ready to hang. 




This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£55 or more

4 of 8 claimed

Guided walk for you and your friends

Get a private guided walk just for you and/or your friends and family. Maximum number attending will depend on latest covid guidance.

£12 or more

Twin your tree

Link your xmas tree to a tree in the Cemetery Park. Your donation will enable us to plant a tree and care for it for six years. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, benefit wildlife and improve the well-being of people. You'll receive a certificate.

£19 or more

4 of 100 claimed

Hidden histories book

Hidden Histories uncovers the stories of the 204 servicemen who died during the First World War and are buried in the Cemetery Park. You'll receive a heavy book - about A4 size and over 200 pages!

£20 or more

Adopt a burial plot

Even those who are no longer with us need a little care. Help look after the seven Grade II listed monuments in the Cemetery Park and preserve our heritage for the future. You'll receive a certificate.

£75 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Green woodworking day class

Learn how to carve a spoon, spatula or butterknife from fresh wood in an all-day class. Dates tbc - estimated delivery date is for the voucher for 1 person that you'll receive. ADULTS ONLY - Covid dependent. 5 people per class - 4 dates will be available.

£100 or more

3 of 100 claimed

Bronze plaque in the Cemetery Park

Remember a loved one, or write any message of your own choice (within reason!). A lovely, high-quality bronze plaque displayed in a nice location in the Cemetery Park.

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Annatomix artwork

You'll receive a death-themed artwork by painter and illustrator Annatomix featuring the ankh symbol. Approx 60x60cm.

£750 or more

A gardening day out with a group

You and 24 colleagues, friends or family members come for a day out at the Cemetery Park. You'll have a dedicated day during which you'll be doing seasonal gardening, like planting wildflowers, felling and planting small trees, removing weeds, and repairing paths. You'll get an excellent workout and contribute to nature conservation which benefits wildlife and the community. 25 people max, 16+ only, Covid dependent, food and drink not included.

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Art for the park and 1 day of workshops

Support the artist in residence to create 1 new artwork at the Cemetery Park, and give a day of workshops for the community. You'll receive a certificate, a voucher for 2 priority tickets to the workshop, and the joy of seeing new art in the park. Delivery date depends on Covid and artist's inspiration.

£3 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Reindeer food

A fantastic way to spread Christmas cheer for kids. A wildlife-friendly snack to leave out for Rudolph and his reindeer friends this Christmas. You'll receive a bag of reindeer food. Uses RSPB seeds.

£10 or more

85 of 85 claimed

Xmas tree disposal

We'll do good with your tree by turning it into a wildlife habitat called a dead hedge. What a great way to end the season on a positive note! You have to be able to drop off your tree at the Cemetery Park yourself. Please make sure the tree is real, and there's no tinsel or spray-on snow on it.

£10 or more

7 of 7 claimed

Dog tea towel

Tea towel printed with a pug, a lurcher, a spotty mongrel, a sausage dog and a French bulldog. The dogs are enjoying a day out, frolicking and snuffling between the ivy-clad headstones and trees. By Lush Designs, inspired by the Cemetery Park. 100% cotton, made in the UK.

£11 or more

19 of 19 claimed

Potentially poor quality pet portrait

Our staff and volunteers will draw your pet! The catch? We're better at looking after wildlife than we are at drawing them… You *might* get a very talented artist, but we’ll be honest… you’ll probably get a..ahem.. lovingly handmade 'rustic' portrait. You'll receive a lovely portrait (A4 or smaller).

£12 or more

7 of 7 claimed

The East Edge - book & map

Follow poet Chris McCabe into the nocturnal world of the Cemetery Park in search of the forgotten poets of the East End. Walk in the footsteps of career criminal-turned-poet William ‘Spring’ Onions. You'll receive a book, and a poster-sized map that would look nice framed.

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