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28%
£2,833
raised of £10,000 target by 132 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,833 to help save Austerfield Study Centre

    Austerfield, South Yorkshire
    Funded on Monday, 16th August 2021

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    Story

    Austerfield Study Centre was established in 1973, as a centre for outdoor education which was run through the local council. Unfortunately, due to funding cuts, the Centre was threatened with closure in 2013. Thankfully, the local community, a small number of staff and a large, enthusiastic number of volunteers, pulled together and established a social enterprise to continue to offer an outdoor education facility for local schools. All money that has been raised in the last seven years, after wages and overheads, has gone straight back into improving the Centre. Since 2013, we have evolved into a multi-faceted Centre, expanding into the community. We run sessions that cater for toddlers right through to the elderly, such as:

    • School day visits and residentials

    • Holiday Club and Family Fun

    • Happy Hedgehogs

    • Lunch Club

    • Adult Wellbeing

    • Community gala days, coffee mornings and quiz evenings

    Centres for outdoor education are in danger of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lack of funding means centres like Austerfield are in need of support to survive, and to continue to provide an essential and crucial role in children's learning and wellbeing. Due to this years necessary closure of schools, we have lost our main revenue of £30,000 this year. The Centre also didn't qualify for any government funding during lockdown. We struggled! We have refocused the Centre towards community activities, but we are still in need of your help to continue so we can survive for the next generation of children.

    We have had some feedback from some of the children that visited us last year for residentials and day visits, and this is what they had to say:

    'This is the best school trip I've ever been on!' 'Can we stay another week?' 'This is so much better than playing video games!' 'I love it at Austerfield, I wish I could come again!'

    We have estimated that there was approximately 7000 children through our door last year. If each family gave £1 now, it would help 7000 children next year.

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    • Nigel Senior5 months ago
      Nigel Senior

      Nigel Senior

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you so much for your support

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    • Nigel Senior6 months ago
      Nigel Senior

      Nigel Senior

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you so much, it really means a lot.

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    • Nigel Senior6 months ago
      Nigel Senior

      Nigel Senior

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      £2600 thank you so much

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    Page last updated on: 5/19/2021 20.32

    Supporters

    132

    • Penny & Rich Evans

      Penny & Rich Evans

      May 19, 2021

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 5, 2021

      £10.00

    • Judith H

      Judith H

      Apr 4, 2021

      Keep up your great work, good luck!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 3, 2021

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 2, 2021

      Austerfield is such a great facility, I hope you reach your target.

      £50.00

    • Susan Holmes

      Susan Holmes

      Mar 31, 2021

      Keep up the great work!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 24, 2021

      £20.00

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