Weʼve raised £1,510 to help plant trees and plants inside the Holbeach Primary School playground to create some enriching green space and shady areas.
- London Borough of Lewisham, United Kingdom
- Children and youth
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- Funded on Sunday, 31st December 2017
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A few parents of Holbeach Primary School have come together to create green space inside the playground for the children.
It is scientifically proven that green space and trees are extremely beneficial to the physical as well as mental health of both adults and children, so we are raising funds toward the cost of materials to create a greener environment for our children inside the school grounds, to make the air cleaner for their developing lungs and their play area more enjoyable.
We will be working in partnership with John McCormack from local Landscape Design company JMC Landscapes - www.jmclandscapes.com - to plant trees, climbers and improve the planters inside the playground. The project will be maintained by fellow Mum and Horticulturist Cat Flannery who will be using her mindful gardening skills to teach the children about gardening and growing food, while simultaneously nurturing good mental health through mindfulness activities.
Anything you can donate to help this important cause - especially money, plants and time - will really help to make a difference.
This project is running alongside our Street Trees campaign. We have been working with the charity Street Trees For Living and have received funding for seven trees that will be planted outside of the school this autumn. We have amazing funding support from the Friends of Holbeach and Team Catford, as well as match funding from the GLA and also sponsorship for one tree each from Catford Green, Hunters Estate Agents, the Rushey Green Assembly and Rowlands Opticians. If you are interested in sponsoring a tree - each tree comes with its own specially designed commemorative label - please get in touch.
All our thanks,
The Parents of Holbeach Primary
- 8 months ago
Marie-Claire Denyer8 months ago
We are past the half way mark! (and I sneakily increased that as you have all been so generous... so that's extra impressive). So far we have raised £795 which is TOPS. This week I created a twitter page - @HolbeachFriends - and consequently have two more trees for outside the school from Team Catford, some exciting chats with Lewisham Council and a write-up on the Love Catford website http://lovecatford.co.uk/2017/06/22/help-support-tree-planting-at-holbeach-primary-school-catford Thank you all for your support - I will keep you updated!
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Nov 1, 2017
Oct 22, 2017
Thank you Marie-Claire for this project.
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 7, 2017
Sep 1, 2017
Thank you Marie-Claire for organising this xx
Jul 25, 2017
Thanks for taking the initiative Marie. I am a Landscape Architect so I am happy to offer my time if needed.
Jul 17, 2017
This is a donation from Jo Robins - many thanks Jo!
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London Borough of Lewisham, United Kingdom
I'm Mum of Sophie and Joe, have lived in Catford for five years and South East London foreva innit. In recent years I've become interested in ensuring our children stay close to nature and love spending my time with them outdoors and seeing how they interact with the world.
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