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brighten with bulbs

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brighten with bulbs

brighten with bulbs

patricia prett By patricia prett

To enable people who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) to get on and do by accessing light therapy and by planting garden bulbs to enhance local spaces and have a community focal point

London Delivery stage

pledged of £7,298

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

To support individuals/communities to keep going through darker mornings - campaigning to raise money to buy and plant flower bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, snow drops and blue hyacinths to brighten mornings and cheer people in conjunction with providing SAD light therapy for people who need it to get them through the Winter - who function fine during the year but need extra help when the mornings and evenings are darker and there is little sunshine....Flowers cheer and the light goes on...

What we'll deliver:

  • engage participants in planning colour in their own and outside spaces for every month of the year
  • fund and prepare bags of bulbs both indoor and outdoor for planting
  • fund for events at Christmas to launch "brighten with bulbs" and follow up events in January and February

Why it's a great idea:

Because so many people ages 14 - 104 are affected by SAD who struggle or/and become incapacitated during the darker months. Planting flower bulbs is a real way of connecting and giving people a purpose - this is something that is easy to set up across communities to enhance spaces and offer practical help. This idea came from thinking of two young men who suffer but through discussions about SAD I now know about 100 people so 100 packs to start the process of creating support.

Steps to get it done:

  • Signpost and refer participants from the SAD community to appropriate agencies where relevant
  • work with agencies across the country who may refer and also individuals who self refer
  • Work with garden centres and health and well being agencies

to increase well being in local communities


Location London

About the space

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How will the money be spent?Total £7,297

volunteer and sessional worker costs - £2,060 (28%)
multiple packs of garden bulbs and garden tools - £2,000 (27%)
travel costs - £1,000 (14%)
contribution towards launch events - £800 (11%)
SAD therapy lamps - £800 (11%)
Other - £637 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

volunteer and sessional worker costs
multiple packs of garden bulbs and garden tools
travel costs
contribution towards launch events
SAD therapy lamps
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £7,297

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