Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

Deirdre Lewis

Deirdre Lewis is crowdfunding

0%
£1,921
raised of £3,800 target by 27 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,800 to Save Ryebank Fields

Don't have time to donate right now?

Story

We are a group of local people who are campaigning to save the re-wilded green space that is known as Ryebank Fields from development. We are in a Climate Crisis and we should NOT be building on any Green Space.

Ryebank Fields is a 12 acre patch of open green space o the border of Chorlton and Stretford in South Manchester. It was gifted by Manchester City Council to Manchester Polytechnic (now (Manchester Metropolitan University) for use as playing fields. The University abandoned the fields in 1996, since when the land has rewilded itself into a mosaic of natural habitats. It is a wonderful green area, accessible to all and is a well used and loved community asset. The fields are home to over 1400 trees, countless birds, bats, mammals and insects, as well as providing food and shelter for pollinators. The fields also act as a carbon sink and natural floodplain and combat air pollution in this densely populated urban area, which is bordered by a local school, with another primary school only 200 metres away.

MMU has now appointed developers, Step Places and Southway Housing, who are currently finalising designs and will be applying for planning permission at some point over the next year. We intend to stop them getting this planning permission and in order to do so we need now to raise further funds to pay for reports, expert and legal advice.

Please help us with whatever you feel you are able to give.

Share this story

Updates

1

  • Deirdre Lewis10 months ago
    Deirdre Lewis

    Deirdre Lewis

    10 months ago

    Thanks for all your donations - we have raised £1,280 so far. Our previous page was closed down as it reached the 120 days deadline for Just Giving which weren't aware of - so this is our NEW page to continue our much needed fundraising.

    Share this update to help us raise more

10 months ago

Deirdre Lewis started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Page last updated on: 6/10/2024 12.33

Supporters

27

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 10, 2024

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 10, 2024

  • Fi

    Fi

    Jun 9, 2024

    Thanks all

    £30.00

  • Eva Schultze-Berndt

    Eva Schultze-Berndt

    Jun 9, 2024

    £150.00

  • Marla

    Marla

    Jun 7, 2024

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 6, 2024

  • Sonia & Robin Waddell

    Sonia & Robin Waddell

    Jun 6, 2024

    £200.00

Deirdre Lewis

Become a supporter

Help Deirdre Lewis raise more

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

About the fundraiser
Deirdre Lewis

Deirdre Lewis

Report this Page