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Closed 31/12/2017

raised of £2,000 target by 50 supporters

    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
    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 - - 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



    • Marie-Claire Denyer3 years ago
      Marie-Claire Denyer

      Marie-Claire Denyer

      3 years ago

      Hello Fellow Tree Lovers! An update on the planting that has taken place inside Holbeach playground... The second out of three stages is now complete! Planters, benches, soil, trees and stakes have all gone in and the playground is now the proud owner of 18 trees, 2 sensory gardens, 3 fruit and vegetable planters and a 'Playground Pals' and 'First Aid' bench. More action will take place this spring when we will put in the lower level planting and install blackboards, mirrors, wall art and books in the sensory areas. Watch this space! M-C

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    • Marie-Claire Denyer5 years ago
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      Marie-Claire Denyer

      5 years 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 Thank you all for your support - I will keep you updated!

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    • Marzena Uwakwe

      Marzena Uwakwe

      Nov 1, 2017



    • Clemence Marotana

      Clemence Marotana

      Oct 22, 2017

      Thank you Marie-Claire for this project.


    • Rosalind McIntosh

      Rosalind McIntosh

      Sep 25, 2017

    • Molly Dunn

      Molly Dunn

      Sep 7, 2017

      Thanks Marie-Claire!


    • Vanesa Hermosa

      Vanesa Hermosa

      Sep 1, 2017

      Thank you Marie-Claire for organising this xx


    • Madhur Gurjar

      Madhur Gurjar

      Jul 25, 2017

      Thanks for taking the initiative Marie. I am a Landscape Architect so I am happy to offer my time if needed.


    • Marie-Claire Denyer

      Marie-Claire Denyer

      Jul 17, 2017

      This is a donation from Jo Robins - many thanks Jo!


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    Marie-Claire Denyer

    Marie-Claire Denyer

    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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