Keep us open every day appeal!

£16,071 of £50k goal

Raised by 107 people in 6 months
Rachel Summerscales  Hulme Ward, ENG

2017 may sometimes seem to be doom and gloom with Trump in the Whitehouse and continual bad news on the TV and in the papers. But never fear as here at HCGC we make sure of a little bit of sunshine every day...even when it's raining!

Our appeal is not raising money for an exciting project, we are great at raising funds for those, but it’s much harder to raise money to cover all the background stuff...office staff...electricity...tea and coffee...even loo roll...but these are the everyday essentials we need to keep our wonderful centre open and sadly in 2017 we’ve got a real shortfall. In 2016 we raised nearly £15,000 and we would love to hit our target fo £50,000 this year. We are confident that all our lovely friends and supporters out there will rally round to help us reach our goal and make sure that 2017 at HCGC is as fun filled and busy as 2016 was!

Hulme Community Garden Centre was started in 1998 and our vibrant site incorporates a small garden centre and thriving community gardens, just a mile from the city centre. We aim to bring people together through gardening and provide vital green space for all to enjoy, relax in, learn from and be part of. Each week we run volunteering and training sessions and support people with learning disabilities and mental health issues to get involved. We are proud to be a garden centre with a difference that makes a difference. Find out more here http://www.hulmegardencentre.org.uk/

Demand for our services continues to rise each year and we are busier than ever. We have recently published our Social Return on Investment report which forecasts a social value return of £5.86 for every pound invested in HCGC. This means that every £1 you donate is worth nearly £6 to the community in benefits such as improved health and wellbeing, increased employability and stronger communities.

So if you've ever visited the centre and thought 'well that was lovely' or cooked over a fire with us or attended a free training course or enjoyed one of our free community events then please do think about giving a small donation to move us towards our target. £50,000 will mean we can continue to open seven days a week and deliver all the good stuff we are already doing. Lastly please let all your friends know why you love HCGC and ask them to get involved too...share the story...share the link #saveHCGC

Thank you

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Update 11
Posted by Rachel Summerscales
11 days ago
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Thanks to Moss Cider, kings of the scrump, and our lovely visitors who drop a pound in the plant pot we've added £1,047 to our appeal. The photo is of some rather beautiful coasters in our shop, inspired in part by the visit of three wonderful waxwings to HCGC earlier in the year.
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Update 10
Posted by Rachel Summerscales
1 month ago
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Hello lovely supporters. Just to let you know that we have updated the appeal so that we can continue throughout 2017 and hopefully edge ever closer to our target by the end of the year. We hope that some of you will make it to Potato Day this weekend...let's hope the weather holds :-)
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Update 9
Posted by Rachel Summerscales
3 months ago
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We're celebrating what makes HCGC special this Christmas in our 12 Days series...hope this link works!
https://www.facebook.com/HulmeCommunityGardenCentre/videos/1495415563820416/
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Update 8
Posted by Rachel Summerscales
3 months ago
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Thanks to everyone who volunteered, visited, joined in and had fun at our Winterfest event today...we raised £244 towards the campaign :-)
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£16,071 of £50k goal

Raised by 107 people in 6 months
Created September 27, 2016
Rachel Summerscales  
DS
£47
Donation in shop
11 days ago(Offline Donation)

Thank you all :-)

MC
£1,000
Moss Cider
11 days ago(Offline Donation)

Massive thanks to Moss Cider for donating a whopping £1,000 to our appeal...we are looking forward to working more closely with you in the future.

£50
Liz Gill
1 month ago
£25
Anonymous
3 months ago
IC
£5
Isobel Cecil
3 months ago
CH
£20
Colette Humphrey
3 months ago
DD
£43
Donations Through The Shop Dec
3 months ago(Offline Donation)
CM
£5
Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester
3 months ago
LM
£100
lydia Meryll
3 months ago
CM
£70
Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester
3 months ago
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