Moormead Pavilion

by Moormead Pavilion in Twickenham, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £8,221

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £1776.25
£35,000 target 26 days left
23% 141 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 14th July 2024 at 8:00pm

Help us build a new community space for all. Moormead Pavilion (with toilets, a cafe and storage) will unlock our park's full potential.

by Moormead Pavilion in Twickenham, Greater London, United Kingdom

Who are we?

This project is for everyone who uses and loves Moormead Park

We’re a group of residents on a mission to build a pavilion, and turn it into the heart of our community. The building being replaced was condemned and is boarded up. We’ve spent years working to open a new, modern pavilion in its place.  

With planning permission in hand, we’re raising money to start building

We want to turn a dangerous eyesore into a magnet that attracts families, sports teams, runners, dog walkers, schools, the elderly and anyone who wants to feel like they belong.

The pavilion will offer essential toilets, storage and a meeting space for residents and visitors. Not to mention coffees, ice creams and sausage rolls. Getting this far has taken nearly a decade and we’re now on the home stretch.

We’ve consulted widely, and we know you can’t wait to for the pavilion doors to open. 

Help us clear the final hurdle.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

To raise money to build the pavilion we’re applying for grants. We’ve already secured £150,000 from Richmond Council. But when we knock on other doors (London Marathon, the Football Foundation and other charity organisations) we’ll have to prove that our community is with us. 

That’s where you come in. 

By supporting this Crowdfunder, you’ll help us unlock big donations. We’ll be able to show donors that our community is engaged, and convince them they’re supporting a worthy cause. 

Not to mention that every pound will help pay for a brick, roof tile or window of the new pavilion.   

Remember this photo? From the first community consultation back in 2015. It’s taken a lot of work, and many years, to get this far. Let’s make it a reality and leave a lasting legacy. 

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How we will spend the money raised

We'll build a pavilion with:                      

       1709638112_screenshot_2024-03-05_111854.png1 Accessible toilet and 2 'muddy boot' toilets 

     1709639492_screenshot_2024-03-05_115018.pngCafe

1709637955_screenshot_2024-03-05_112541.png Sports equipment storage 

 Com1714492454_1714492454680.pngmunity Space 

1714467106_1714467106966.png Ice Cream Kiosk 

The right facilities will allow more people to enjoy Moormead Park. 

For some sports clubs, not having toilets is a deal breaker (regulations are strict). For families it can mean picking another park where they can stay longer. 

Secure storage, a place to shelter from rain and somewhere to buy a snack are all crucial ingredients of a community park. With the new pavilion, we’ll have all these facilities, and more.  

The toilets will be accessible (meeting all disability-related requirements) and “muddy boots” friendly. These will be open to all, year-round, and maintained by the café operator.   

Football, cricket, tennis, running and other sports clubs will be able to store their equipment. Folks who just want to have a drink and a chat, will have somewhere to sit and enjoy the green space. 

1709638412_pavilion_image.jpgThe new building (above) and below the proposed floor plan


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Who will benefit from the Pavilion?

Our entire community. And our neighbours, who’ll be willing to travel a little further for the right facilities. 

Building the pavilion will benefit families living in and around St Margarets for generations. It will be a space for newcomers to meet new friends as they find their feet. It will mean more inclusion and less loneliness. 

Moormead Park lies between St Margarets and Twickenham, straddling Richmond and Hounslow boroughs. It covers 40,000sq meters. Surrounded by apartments or houses with small gardens, it’s a key outdoor space for many. It’s also used extensively by local schools. 

While some clubs use the park, others aren’t allowed to until the right facilities are in place (mainly toilets and storage space). A pavilion will also make the area safer for children and teenagers who pass through or use the park to meet friends.  

In an area where around three out of 10 residents are living alone, being able to meet neighbours and socialise at the pavilion will reduce loneliness and isolation. 

Currently the park hosts:

Sporting activities:

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Junior Park Run - the only junior running event in the borough it attracts up to 130 children, plus parents and grandparents. 

Football -  infant and junior clubs (over 350 people plus coaches).

Moormead Cricket Club - with over 280 children and 35 adults, run by volunteers. 

Tennis - Four newly renovated courts offering coached sessions and free play.

One-time Fitness Bootcamp - HIIT classes in the park for adults.

Personal PT sessions - run by local trainers.

Playground - a well used space for children especially as it is located between three infant and junior schools.

Outdoor Gym - free to use.

Playing fields for local schools - St Stephens and St Richard Reynolds.

Social:

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Dog walkers and walkers - the park is on the River Crane walk. 

Picnics and social gatherings - many residents use to space to meet up with family and friends.

St Margarets Fair - an annual event attended by hundreds of local people and a key date in the social calendar for many.

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Future New Activities

Increasing Girls Sport:
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Twickenham Cygnets - the local girls football team started out at Moormead, and now has over 235 girls (from U8 - U18). They had to relocate due to Surrey Football Leagues requirement for toilet facilities. They're keen to return to our park, and take advantage of the additional pitches as the club grows.

Disability/Elderly Sporting Activities:

1709642010_screenshot_2024-03-05_123314.pngWalking Rugby or Football: Just over 15% of the local population are over the age of 65. As things stand, the park is not fully accessible. It doesn’t have an indoor space for people to rest, nor does it have toilets. We’re going to change that so everyone can enjoy the park and stay healthy.  

Social and Community Space:

1709642496_screenshot_2024-03-05_124120.pngNew Indoor Activities – Residents will be able to book the pavilion for things like yoga or pre/post-natal exercise and parents’ groups. The doors will also open for groups like HANDS, a local organisation that supports the elderly to live independently. Charities will be able to use it as a community hub.

Alongside the elderly, there is a need for a safe space for the youth, as currently there is a lack of provision for this age group in the area. 

Special Community Events:

We’re planning to run events like dementia-friendly cinema, music nights, quiz evenings and food festivals. The pavilion will be perfect for special lunches for senior members of our community.

Our Project and the Environment

The new building is sustainable and aligns with Richmond borough’s Climate Change Strategy. It’s designed by 50 Degrees North, a local architect. 

It will have: 

  • solar electricity  
  • an air source heat pump, to cut down its carbon footprint
  • a meadow roof to promote bio-diversity and create a net gain in wildlife habitat, plus reducing surface water discharge
  • low water consumption taps and other fittings
  • triple glazing and high levels of insulation
  • energy-efficient lighting and appliances.

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How can you help?

There are many ways for you to get involved. Most people: 

Pledge: We can’t do this without you. Help us hit our build target and let your donation show your support for this community project. The more pledges we get, the better our chances are of unlocking charity grants. 

Spread the word: Be our megaphone. WhatsApp your groups, post on social media, tell your neighbours and help us reach as many people as we can. Tell your friends to get behind Moormead Pavilion.  

Offer rewards: This one’s great for local businesses or residents who can donate something we can use in our fundraising. It might be something off the shelf, a voucher or a workshop. If it makes a great raffle prize, we’d love to team up with you. You’ll get a shout-out. 

Fundraise: Roll up your sleeves and turn your idea into a fun fundraiser. Whether you bake cookies, run a race or organise a raffle, we’d love your support. Setting up your own fundraising page takes a few minutes. Contact us and we’ll get you started. (Use the “contact project” button.) 

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A huge thanks to all the local businesses and residents who’ve already offered rewards for our crowdfunding. Take a look and decide which one you’re going after.    

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£150 or more

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PRIZE DRAW! Rugby: ENGLAND Signed Shirt

Enter for a Chance to Win a Signed 6 Nations Rugby Shirt! Donate £150 and secure your entry into our exclusive prize draw. The lucky winner will be announced on July 12th. Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of rugby history! * minimum 3 entrants required.

£15 or more

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Bakery: 6 Cinnamon Buns from Lucy's Loaves

Lucy's Loaves is a local Micro Bakery in St Margarets where you can order the freshest sourdough bread and other baked goods to collect. Grab yourself this yummy treat, her cinnamon buns are a best seller! RRP £17.40 https://lucysloaves.co.uk/

£25 or more

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Fitness: two weeks with One-Element

Get unlimited classes for a fortnight at Moormead Park, run by One-Element. Valid from 15 July until 15 September 2024. https://www.one-element.co.uk/st-margarets/

£25 or more

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Signed Book: Big Ideas Little Pictures - Jono Hey

Sketchplanations in a book! In Big Ideas Little Pictures, local author Jono Hey collects together over 130 inspiring, funny and relatable sketches about life. Combining existing and new topics. Signed edition. https://sketchplanations.com/big-ideas-little-pictures

£50 or more

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Fitness: A month with One-Element

Need a bit of extra motivation? Get yourself unlimited classes for a month at Moormead Park. Valid from 15 July until 15 September 2024. https://www.one-element.co.uk/st-margarets/

£50 or more

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Leave a legacy: buy a pavilion chair

Your donation buys a comfy chair for the pavilion’s community area.

£60 or more

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Tennis: x 8 group lessons

Get group tennis lessons at the Moormead Park or York House tennis courts. You’ll be able to join eight sessions for the summer term. RRP £128 https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/JeremyHootonCoaching

£100 or more

Property: pay less to sell your home

Generously give £100 and pay 0.75% + VAT commission when you sell your house through Property Partnership. Offer Closes 12 July and contracts must be signed by then. The property must exchange contracts within 12 mths of signing to be valid. https://propertypartnership.london/ NB This does not apply to properties valued by PP within the last 12 months.

£120 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Photography: Professional Headshot

Elevate Your Professional Image with a Headshot! In today's world, your online presence is more crucial than ever, it's your digital introduction. Get 2 images of your choice. Valid from 15 July to 15 September. Booking will be required. RRP £150 https://photographybyvalentina.com/headshot-photography/

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Playball: A term of Playball classes

Get a term of Playball classes at Moormead Park. Valid from 15 July until 31 December 2024. Term time only. RRP - £175 Dependent on space available. https://www.playballkids.com/franchise/richmond

£250 or more

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Leave a legacy: buy a pavilion table

Want to help kit out the new community space? How about donating to purchase a table. These specially built tables will allow the space to be used in all kinds of ways.

£1,000 or more

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Leave a legacy: £1,000 reward

If you've played sports in our park, you know how vital proper storage is. Consider the dedicated volunteers who organise activities every week. Let's make their lives easier by providing a new storage facility, so equipment no longer needs to be stored in cars, garages, or homes! With a donation of £1,000, 10 generous supporters will have their names framed and displayed on the wall as a lasting tribute to their contribution.

£1,500 or more

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Leave a legacy: sponsor a toilet!

One of the main reasons for building a new pavilion is to have much-needed toilet facilities. Why not gift one and have a plaque with your name on (don’t worry, it won’t be hanging in the loos).

£2,500 or more

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Leave a legacy: £2,500 reward

Support Our Community and Café Space! Your donation will contribute to the enhancement of our community and café space. As a token of appreciation, you will have your name proudly displayed in a framed recognition on the café wall, visible to all who enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

£10 or more

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Yoga: Class with Just Enjoy Yoga

Join Caroline Hermon for a relaxing yoga class in person or online. RRP - £16 https://www.justenjoyyoga.co.uk/

£20 or more

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Rugby tickets: Red Roses v NZ women’s game

Fancy watching the Red Roses v New Zealand. Then bag yourself a ticket for you and your friends or family for the match on Saturday 14 September. 10 tickets available. https://www.twickenhamstadium.com/red-roses-v-new-zealand/tickets

£35 or more

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Tennis: one-on-one lesson

Get a private (1:1) tennis lesson through Jeremy Hooton Tennis Coaching at Moormead Park or York House. Valid for summer term. RRP - £48 https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/JeremyHootonCoaching

£150 or more

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Wine: Private Tasting Experience

A bespoke, private wine-tasting event for you and 5 friends at The Good Wine Shop in St Margarets. A 1.5-hour session, tutored by one of The Good Wine Shop's professional sommeliers. You decide exact numbers and the theme (Tuscan, Bordeaux, Argentinian, etc) - The Good Wine Shop does the rest! Retail value. RRP £200 https://www.thegoodwineshop.co.uk/

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