Family Garden- recover, rejuvenate & grow!

by holisticbirthparenting in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

Family Garden- recover, rejuvenate & grow!

£40

raised so far

2

supporters

To recover some of the financial loss of the coronavirus pandemic and to make improvements to our grounds and buildings.

by holisticbirthparenting in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 30th March 2021 we'd raised £40 with 2 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Family Garden has been running for 5 years in Exeter St Thomas. Recently, we have become a busy hub for baby and toddler groups, families meeting and socialising, and were a popular venue for holistic and alternative hire, birthday parties and lots more. We have a gentle, holistic ethos- offering wooden toys, events around the seasons of the year and a warm and nurturing environment, where families can grow together.

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard financially. We are on course to make a loss this financial year and due to the dates of easing of restrictions, we are unlikely to be able to trade much before September as we are usually open in term time only.

We need to recover some of our financial deficit to be able  to cover our costs, but we would also like to see this as a GOLDEN opportunity again: to reflect on what we do well, where we can improve, and how to make our site even better for all our users. 

Our buildings are old and our garden is a jungle! However, it is a fantastic space, with huge potential and we are really hoping you will share our vision and help us to realise it:

******   A thriving community space, where families can grow together. *******

With these funds, we hope to:

- repair and improve the play structure in the main garden and build a second play structure in the front garden

- repair the swings

- repair fencing around the garden, build new fencing in some areas

- be creative with our garden- NEW mud kitchens, sand pits, play equipment, shed for storing, expanding fire area, planters and veg growing space

- a NEW pizza oven

- new benches

We also hope to be able to make essential repairs to our building- roof repairs, cementing, painting, repairing the covered walkway which has been damaged by the wind, flooring in our main corridor, better doors on our second toilet!

And finally, we hope to invest in new toys and equipment for our playspace, groups & events. To expand what we can offer and deliver the best early experiences for families that we possibly can!

We really hope you will be as excited about our plans as we are.

Thank you for your support!

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Treehouse Plaque

Donate to our garden fund and create a plaque to go on the side of our new treehouse, forever honouring your contribution to our garden!

£8 or more

Hand-felted Fairy Decoration

A beautiful hand-felted fairy, with hanging thread.

£10 or more

£12 voucher- 20% free!

Purchase a voucher for £10 and get 20% extra free!

£15 or more

Community Picnic

Join us for a Community Picnic, as soon as we are able. Plant a sunflower, enjoy our rejuvenated garden, enjoy crafts and games. We will hold a couple of these events, to accommodate different availability. Transferable to our Pizza Day. Price per family.

£15 or more

2D Hand and foot Baby Imprint

For infant up to 1 year.

£20 or more

Pizza Oven & Al Fresco Dining Pledge

Help us re-build our outdoor pizza oven and prepare our al-fresco dining area, and with this reward get a ticket to our opening pizza night- ticket to the event, including a pizza Price per family. *date to be confirmed once Covid regulations allow, but hopefully Summer 2021. We will hold a couple of these events, to accommodate different availability.

£20 or more

£25 voucher- 25% free!

Purchase a voucher for £20 and get 25% extra free! Voucher worth £25.

£24 or more

Postnatal Doula Support- One Session/ Birth Chat

Perfect gift for a new mum! A 2 hour visit. Postnatal doula support may include: - talking through your birth - supporting with breastfeeding, infant care - allowing you time to rest, shower etc - helping with household jobs like cooking, cleaning - talking about you, your thoughts, your feelings & experiences - meditation and relaxation

£30 or more

Pass it on- buy another parent a class or course

These will be allocated by nomination and given to parents who are struggling, either financially or emotionally, with parenting, or just life. Each parent will receive either a half term block, or 4/5 week course depending on which group they wish to attend.

£35 or more

Bronze Family Membership- annual

For 12 months from the date of the playspace re-opening (provisionally May 2021) Free entry to our playspace for a year (saving approx 50% if you come once a week!)

£35 or more

Birthday Party Hire

Three hour venue hire for a children's party or similar event, subject to availability.

£35 or more

Babymoon Casting Voucher

Voucher for 2D imprint casting and 3D hand and foot casting in a range of styles. £35 is a 3D hand and foot casting, unframed £50 for a holding hands cast

£45 or more

Silver Family Membership- annual

For 12 months from the date of the playspace re-opening (provisionally May 2021) Free entry to our playspace for a year. 10% off baby groups groups. 20% off party hire. 10% off in the café. 10% off our events.

£80 or more

One-to-one Baby Massage & Yoga Course

Designed to suit your needs.

£85 or more

Antenatal Doula Support/ Birth Prep- 4 visits

4 x 2 hour visits. Antenatal doula support may include: - talking about your birth plan - working through fear and trauma from previous experiences - Postnatal Doula Support Package- 6 sessions - Birth education - Talking about you, your thoughts, your feelings & experiences - meditation and relaxation

£95 or more

Gold Family Membership- annual

For 12 months from the date of the playspace re-opening (provisionally May 2021) Free entry to our playspace for a year 30% off all our baby and toddler groups 20% off party hire 10% off in the café 10% off our events £10 voucher for hand and foot imprints/ 3D casting with Babymoon casting.

£120 or more

Postnatal Doula Support Package- 6 sessions

6 sessions, a 2 hour visit each time- usually once a week in your postnatal period. Or can be broken up into shorter visits. Postnatal doula support may include: - talking through your birth - supporting with breastfeeding, infant care - allowing you time to rest, shower etc - helping with household jobs like cooking, cleaning - talking about you, your thoughts, your feelings & experiences - meditation and relaxation

£175 or more

Blessingway Ceremony

A blessingway ceremony with you and your friends. Use of Family Garden, or alternative venue if preferred. A beautiful ceremony to honour the journey into motherhood and create a circle of support as you transition from pregnancy to motherhood. Conducted to your specifications. Catering can be added

£185 or more

Platinum Family Membership- annual

For 12 months from the date of the playspace re-opening (provisionally May 2021) Free entry to our playspace for a year 1 free baby and toddler group each term (worth up to £227.50) 30% off additional groups 20% off party hire 10% off in the café 10% off our events £10 voucher for hand and foot imprints/ 3D casting with Babymoon casting.

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