The Friends of Firs Farm aims to raise funds for a community space where ALL in the community, can come together in a safe, inviting and welcoming environment. An inclusive welcoming safe space, with memory stimulation, and somewhere to, for old and young to come together. We have been advised that we don't need permission. If we don't get permission then no pledges will be taken from backers.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
It is vitally important that we provide safe and welcome spaces where everyone can get together and feel a part of their community, complete with access to good environments. A fantastic wetlands was created in Firs Farm that has had a huge effect on both the environment and community: Once a flat field among the football pitches now stands: Wetland ponds, dipping platform, educational areas, woodland walks, wheelchair / cycle paths, bridges, new wildlife, and plant & tree species are proving to be such a draw to people that can now access this wonderful space. Yet community consultations have indicated a strong need to take this further and provide an inclusive Hub/Café space. - Where people can get together. - That will provide somewhere to encourage people to take part in Firs Farm activities for health & education, support their local environment and volunteer. To further enhance the experience for Firs Farm visitors and provide access to others in our diverse community.
Steps to get it done:
We have had some good news that the temporary building is being provided so we are able to reduce the overall target. We can now focus on collecting the rest of the funds needed to finish creating this very special and much needed community space. Please pledge today and come to visit once the work has been completed to see what you have contributed to for your community. It's vitally important to provide spaces where ALL people can come together to become part of the community. This will also be an important space to also: - Promote the benefits of bringing together both old and young. - Provide a platform to run events that will support and create an awareness of Dementia - Empower people - Make the places better - Grow prosperity The hub will:- - Promote civic pride, empower people and grow prosperity. - Benefit the environment as it will encourage users to help create a sensory / raised garden and will encourage sustainability. - Boost the economy as it will encoura
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The Eco club started in Firs Farm this month and went down a storm. So popular. With the café this event will be far easier to run and it will provide great facilities for the young ecologists in our midsts. So come on everyone - please get sharing and ask your family, friends, work colleagues and yes your neighbours too - to dig deep and get this project going. You only need to pay once we successfully reach our target but with your help this wont take too long. The good news this week is that we had the £2500 from the Enfield council. We also collected funds from Sainsbury's in Winchmore Hill which totalled around £520 (paid in 2 instalments to spacehive of course) - Thank you to Sainsbury's for allowing us this opportunity. A lovely local lady, Leanne had a quick whip round at her coffee morning today and donated £22.00 It all helps - Thank you Leanne. Why not try this yourself at your next club / group meeting. The Friends can provide you with collection boxes and flyers to assist with this. Contact Toni on 07956 537974 We will be planning events in October and November to keep the momentum going so keep an eye out for the Friend of Firs Farm in N21& get pledging today. :)