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32%
£9,714
raised of £30,000 target by 155 supporters

    Weʼve raised £9,714 to Purchase a multi-sensory interactive pod for Crocus Fields short breaks unit!

    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 6th October 2016

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    Hello!

    Crocus Fields is a short breaks unit for young people with learning and/or physical disabilities in Nottingham City Centre. We provide overnight short breaks to give families a break and help young people with disabilities socialise outside of the school setting. We try to offer young people different experiences and help them enjoy themselves as much as possible during their time with us. And they have a ball!

    Last year, after consulting with some of the young people, we decided that we would like to install a sensory pod to the building. A sensory pod is a mobile sensory room. It looks like this: www.sensorypod.co.uk. This will be a top quality rescource not just for those who come to Crocus Fields but to the whole disabled community of Nottingham. It will be open for booking accross the city.

    This will make an astronomical difference to the lives of those who use it. It will be a space for siblings to enjoy quality time together and an area for young people to relax and escape from daily life. It will enhance communication between peers and provide an invaluable resource for Nottingham.

    The pod offers young people an alternative environment for them to relax and learn in. Fully equipped with a huge range of settings, and it will help our young people travel to outer space, dive in the worlds deepest oceans and fly through the night sky. During sensory learning sessions lighting changes, smell alters and it can be adapted to each young persons likes and desires. It is fully accessible to all young people including those who use wheelchairs.

    Unfortunately, the pod and it's installation cost a grand total of £84000 minus VAT. After VAT is deducted and we take into account funds already secured, we are looking to raise £65000.

    If you or anyone you know would like to donate towards this project we would be extremely grateful.

    For more information about Crocus Fields, you can visit our brand new website, www.crocusfields.co.uk

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    • Peter Corkhill5 years ago
      Peter Corkhill

      Peter Corkhill

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We would like to thank everyone who has donated monies towards this venture. You have made a massive difference to our fundraising attempts. We have made some great progress over the last few weeks and were pleased to tell you all that we have had positive meetings with a charity (who for now cant be named) who are interested in making a sizeable donation towards the project. If we are succesful in this then we will only be left with a small amount to raise. We have been blown away from the publics generosity and kindness. Thank you!

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    • Peter Corkhill5 years ago
      Peter Corkhill

      Peter Corkhill

      5 years ago

      On the 25th September Emma Eckhardt and Leigh Barlow will be joining our own Ashley Saunders in completing the Robin Hood Half Marathon. Neither of them have run a half marathon before, mostly its been jogging for pleasure, so have had to put in some actual training! A massive thank you must go to Emma and Leigh, neither of whom have any link to Crocus Fields. They work in the council and heard about our quest to raise funds for the pod and got in touch to say they wanted to help raise funds. And cheers to our very own Ashley Saunders.

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    • Peter Corkhill5 years ago
      Peter Corkhill

      Peter Corkhill

      5 years ago

      We have been awarded a £40,000 grant to go towards the pod from the short breaks aiming high capital fund! We are extremely grateful for this capital and it makes our pod a genuine reality!

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    • Peter Corkhill5 years ago
      Peter Corkhill

      Peter Corkhill

      5 years ago

      On the 2nd September Richard Petrie, Paul Walton, Jack Knight and Peter Corkhill will be taking part in the sundowner half iron man distance triathlon. This will entail a 1.9k swim, a 90k bike ride and a half marathon. They are hoping to raise the profile of our crowdfunding site and a little bit of cash towards the cause. A massive thank you to them. If you would like to sponsort this mammoth effort, follow the link above.

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    5 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/5/2016 16.01

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    155

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 5, 2016

      Well done Leigh. Just a shame about the time.

      £20.00

    • Dale

      Dale

      Oct 3, 2016

      Well done Emma and friends

      £10.00

    • Chris Holmes

      Chris Holmes

      Oct 2, 2016

      Well done Leigh Barlow for completing the Robin Hood Marathon

      £20.00

    • Darren Lightfoot

      Darren Lightfoot

      Oct 1, 2016

      Well done Leigh Barlow at Robin Hood run, choosing to carry on to full marathon when 13 miles was the deal is incredible. Great cause. All the best.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 1, 2016

      Funds raised by 5 Nottingham City Council staff and 2 Children in care completing sponsored walk in Derbyshire

      £445.00

    • a Saunders

      a Saunders

      Sep 30, 2016

      Money collected for Ash

      £45.00

    • Lawrence

      Lawrence

      Sep 29, 2016

      good cause, well done

      £20.00

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