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Weʼre raising £7,000 to plant a pollution-catching, environment-enhancing, privacy-improving hedge between the playground and Richmond Rd: The Healthy Hedge Fund

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, UK

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WE HAVE MADE IT!! THANK YOU TO ALL, SOME AMAZING WORK FROM THE CHILDREN SELLING RIBENA, OLD TOYS, DVDS, POEMS, CAKES, LOLLIES AND BEING SPONSORED TO LIE IN COLD WATER, CLEAN THE HOUSE, EAT HEALTHILY, ETC ETC ETC. SOME INSPIRATIONAL STORIES. NOW TO ORDER THE HEDGE AND SORT OUT THE PLANTING - I'M SURE WE WILL ALL PITCH IN. Please do keep fundraising if you can as we will no doubt find we have costs like groundworks and security that we have not fully funded but THE GREAT NEWS IS THAT WE WILL HAVE OUR HEDGE! In Kingston-upon-Thames we are blessed with green spaces and the river, yet the youngest pupils at Fern Hill Primary School spend their playtime and PE lessons just metres away from one of the Borough's busiest roads (Richmond Road), with HGVs, buses, cars and vans passing and queuing all through the day. Our children should be running around without breathing in traffic fumes. We aim to plant a hedge the full length of the playground fence, capturing pollutants from the road to the benefit of all of us but especially the kids, to provide some natural privacy screening from the road and the bus stop and to enhance the environment. Over the past year we have identified the best hedge to plant (Elaeagnus X Ebbingei), secured the commitment of the pupils and parents and secured the necessary permissions from the Council and TfL. We're now ready to buy the hedge and get planting, we need to raise £7,000 to buy a mature hedge with immediate benefits. That's a lot of money but if everyone who can, helps, then it's the equivalent of 2 cups of posh coffee per parent and much less per local inhabitant and employee who will all benefit so we think we can do it. We intend to get the funding raised within 4 weeks and get the hedge planted in September. Everyone's getting involved, from ice cream and cake sales to sponsored runs and we will need every bit of help we can get. Please note it is also possible to give cash or a cheque made payable to Fern Hill Primary School via the school office, which explains the difference between the total raised here and the true total of all activities and donations.

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  • John Roscoe1 month ago
    John Roscoe

    John Roscoe

    1 month ago

    We have made it to our target. We can get the hedge ordered and planted. Any further donations welcome to help cover unforeseen costs like soil enrichment and fencing to protect the hedge. Well done everyone!

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    1 month ago
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  • John Roscoe2 months ago
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    John Roscoe

    2 months ago

    Over £200 raised from today's ice lolly sale and we will hold another sale to sell the leftover stock on Monday so please do bring your cash in again and fingers crossed for some sunny weather. The total raised including donations buckets, sponsored run, sales and the children's incredible fund-raising activities is now over £2,500. Well done everyone. Rumour has it there will be a green mufti day for the healthy hedge fund on the last day of term which will take us over £3,000 if we are not already there by then, and I bet we will be.

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Page last updated on: 7/28/2018 8:15 PM

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43

  • Karen Tranter

    Karen Tranter

    Jul 28, 2018

    Raised by Lily, Jia and Rory selling lollies, sweets and books.

    £30.00

  • Adam Lusher

    Adam Lusher

    Jul 19, 2018

    £50.00

  • Noa Steinberg Kovner

    Noa Steinberg Kovner

    Jul 18, 2018

    Excellent initiative!

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 12, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 9, 2018

    Fantastic!

  • Camilla, Alan and Zoe Waterman

    Camilla, Alan and Zoe Waterman

    Jul 8, 2018

    Zoe raised this money from family and friends after emailing them her poster about the hedge project. Great initiative! Good luck!

    £300.00

  • Kam

    Kam

    Jul 7, 2018

    Excellent initiative!

    £50.00

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John Roscoe

John Roscoe

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, UK

Dad of two daughters at Fern Hill with a third due to start in 2019

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