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£330raised of £2,000 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £330 to help us fund Altrincham's Clean & Green campaign including triple Gold award-winning & Britain In Bloom UK finalists 'Altrincham In Bloom'

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    Altrincham, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 22nd December 2016

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    We LOVE Altrincham but it has litter and graffiti problems and some of our green spaces have been in need of a revamp for many years.

    That's why for the last 6 years, our volunteers have been contributing to their community by cleaning up the town - doing litter picks, cleaning signs and removing graffiti. We have cleared almost 1,800 bags of rubbish - 3 times the height of Manchester's Beetham Tower. We make good use of our equipment by also lending it out for litter picks in residential areas and facilitating litter picks for youth groups to help teach children about responsibility. We are always scrabbling around for funds to cover our running costs and need to raise enough to cover the coming 12 months or will have to relinquish our rented storage facility and get rid of our equipment.

    On the green side of things, we sponsor and coordinate the gold-award winning 'Altrincham In Bloom' project which is held up by RHS Britain In Bloom North West as a beacon of community collaboration and has received several other special awards. The project continues to expand as we transform locations in and around the town, turning them from neglected spaces into attractive green places which people can enjoy. Current projects include: the glorious Four Seasons Walkway (weed-covered space transformed into attractive/colourful garden walkway); Shaw's Green (neglected green space transformed into 'Food For Thought' project, used to teach children about growing and eating homegrown food); Barrington Green (neglected overgrown corner on edge of the town which we're working on with local residents to create a colourful perennial planting scheme); Our award-winning Town Centre Planters (we coordinate the planting of 22 wooden town centre planters, each one looked after by a different community group or business); a new project we hope to start soon on Lloyd St; and the 'Green Gateway' project which has just completed Phase 1.

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    • Sarah Walmsley

      Sarah Walmsley

      a month ago

      Sarah Walmsley

      Thank you everyone who donated. It's a great start but we need much more if we're to give Altrincham In Bloom a good go this year so a new page will be created soon. Please do tell your friends, family and colleagues about our efforts to make Altrincham clean, green and colourful.

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    • Sarah Walmsley

      Sarah Walmsley

      a month ago

      Sarah Walmsley

      We're doing well fundraising in all sorts of ways and are now financially secure for our cleaning activities. However, with such a big year ahead of us (Altrincham in a Britain In Bloom UK finalist in 2017) we are desperately in need of funds to make our In Bloom campaign a sensational one. So, please dig deep and tell your friends, family and colleagues about this great cause. We spend every penny on making our town look and feel pleasant and attractive so everyone benefits.

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    14

    • Anne and Trevor Bartlett

      Anne and Trevor Bartlett

      Dec 19, 2016

      We live in Altrincham and run a business here. Thanks for the great work.

      £30.00

    • Andy Dennison

      Andy Dennison

      Dec 16, 2016

      Good luck we hope you able to get enough help with this! - The 3DW Team

      £60.00

    • Rosa Crosbie

      Rosa Crosbie

      Dec 14, 2016

      Hope this helps. Well done to all who volunteer.

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Sarah Walmsley

    Sarah Walmsley

    Altrincham, United Kingdom

    Founder of Our Altrincham (2010) and green-fingered Project Coordinator for Altrincham In Bloom since 2014, In Bloom Champion for Cheshire since 2015. Enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated volunteer, committed to the enhancement of the environment in and around Altrincham.

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