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Fortune Street Park Community Fun day

Funded on Spacehive 2 July 2019 Delivered 5 July 2019

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Fortune Street Park Community Fun day

Friends of Fortune Street Park Voluntary Group By Friends of Fortune Street Park Voluntary Group

A Community Fun Day bringing together the local community, bridging cultures, reducing isolation, encouraging recycling and promoting services that are available to our community.

Islington Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Jul 2019!

The group has organised this event for 17 years. We hope people will create their own happy memories and enjoy where they live and show they are thought of and can have a say and be heard in their community. We have always ensured that this event is FREE so it can be inclusive. The group does this by fundraising £6000.  We now know that we have a very established itinerary of fun activities and events that are proven to be very popular and we always get over 500 local people on the day. This year there is a big focus on the environment including: A) pledge tree - invite people to add a leaf to our tree with a challenge on that they will do to help the environment. B) seed planting - seed will be for salad / vegetables, ideally ones suited for windowsill growing. C) make your own plant pot - making pots by recycling single use plastics (e.g. milk bottles).

What we'll deliver:

  • Put on a large variety of fun activities on the day
  • Promote other organisations and local groups
  • Feel welcomed and part of a bigger community
  • Have fun and forget about every day stresses
  • Gain an understanding or nature and wildlife in the park
  • learn about planting in the edible garden area
  • Create an environmental pledge tree
  • Work with local school to collect single use plastic containers
  • Up-cycled plant pots from single use plastics

Why it's a great idea:

Its a special day in the local calendar and has been running for 17 years organised by a few residents. The children that came as toddlers are now part of the day helping in the stalls, serving the community and having a real sense of place. It is well attended and although very hard work it is really appreciated by everyone.

Steps to get it done:

  • booking all the activities, music mini petting farm, magicians, games, preparing treasure hunts and prizes
  • buying and hiring resources for the day, tents tables chairs, food, art materials
  • improving the edible garden, providing plants and tools


Location Islington

About the space

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London Borough of Islington

How will the money be spent?Total £7,223

Mini Petting Farm - £900 (12%)
Pottery Tuto wheels and teachers and resources - £450 (6%)
Jazz musicians - £400 (6%)
Mrs Ha nd sing along band - £350 (5%)
Sing along band Healthy Generations Charity - £300 (4%)
Softplay area and staff to monitor - £300 (4%)
henna artist - £300 (4%)
BBQ - £300 (4%)
hire of trestle tables and chairs - £295 (4%)
artificial grass to protect apparatus in baby and toddlers area and make it safe - £277 (4%)
Other - £3,351 (46%)

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.

Mini Petting Farm
Pottery Tuto wheels and teachers and resources
Jazz musicians
Mrs Ha nd sing along band
Sing along band Healthy Generations Charity
Softplay area and staff to monitor
henna artist
hire of trestle tables and chairs
artificial grass to protect apparatus in baby and toddlers area and make it safe
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  • Spacehive fees
  • artificial grass to cover muddy area where play and story telling are.
  • Magician and balloon artist
  • publicity/ advettising and delivery
  • Mother Nature science show
  • gardeners and plants and seeds
  • cake stall and refreshments
  • Stilt walker and plate spinner etc
  • Art activities
  • hay bales hackney farm and delivery
  • return Van hire to transport equipemnt to park for setting up
  • insurance from RHS for a year
  • volunteers expences lunch and refreshments
  • head massage stall
  • story tellers
  • storyteller
  • waitrose
  • Bug treasure hunt with prizes for everyone
  • fencing for softplay area to make it safe this year
  • woodwork shop
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • buy plants, hold another smaller event intergenartional in summer holidays or Autumn if indian summer happens again.

Total £7,223

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • help with using social media and attracting followers fundraising support more volunteers on friends park group board
  • we need more local volunteers to support us locking the park, training offered by Islington greenspace.
  • A new noticeboard better state of the art recycling bins (big belly) new grass turfing
  • Bamboo/cane fencing needed for the petting farm
  • water sprinkler system for the lawn area
  • better seating in park trees planting or some deck chairs

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