We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed and shared our crowdfunding campaign. Our aim was to get more than 1000 individual supporters and reach £30,000. We did both and we're so delighted! We promise you that this money will be put to great use supporting young refugees in Kent to live happy and healthy lives in our community.
YOU are all brilliant. Give yourselves a huge pat on the back.
With grateful thanks,
First of all thank you so much for your support for our crowdfunder. We’re a small team and it has given us all a real boost to see so much kindness and compassion as an antidote to the recent fear and hostility.
We have had over 900 individual supporters donate to the crowdfunder and we are well over 80% of the way to our target which is amazing! We would like to ask for your help in increasing the number of individual supporters to 1000 and in doing so we hope to hit our fundraising target.
This year there is a significant shortfall in the number of college places that are available to the young people that we work with. Because of the increase in the numbers of young people arriving into Kent many of the colleges are over-subscribed. We won’t know exact figures until a month or so from now but we are expecting that a significant number of young refugees in Kent won’t be able to access college this year.
For the amazing young people we work with education is a real focus and not having that opportunity will be devastating. We intend to use some of this funding to provide appropriate educational opportunities so that no one misses out. This will involve renting additional space and paying for extra teaching staff, none of which comes cheap.
Once more can we thank you for your support, and ask that you help us share this crowdfunder to reach as many people as possible, and to help us achieve more than 1000 individual donations - something which demonstrates that we are a community which welcomes and supports new arrivals to help them to flourish and succeed.
With very best wishes,
The KRAN Team