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

We did it!

matthew colley raised £6,855 from 283 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 30/07/2017

0%
£6,855raised of £37,000 target by 283 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,855 to replace our burnt-down outdoor classroom and reclaim our much-loved donkeys, who were let out by vandals at St Luke's school

    Redbourn, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 30th July 2017

    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.

    Story

    Sadly, in the early hours of Friday morning vandals broke into our school site and burnt our newly-built outdoor classroom to the ground. This outdoor teaching area included a shelter where our children, all of whom have special needs, could work closely with the animals as part of our animal care lessons. Our donkeys were also deliberately let out of their enclosure and escaped through the gap that had been left in the school fence. Fortunately they were later found, although they were very distressed and were wandering in the rush hour traffic. Luckily they are not physically hurt as they have been taken to safety by the police, but we now have to pay to get them back home to the children.

    Along with our other animals, our donkeys Edward and Isaac are dearly loved by the children at St Luke's. Not only is working with the animals therapeutic for our children, but they also develop vocational skills that can help them to secure employment after they complete their education. The classroom was funded through years of fundraising projects by the school community, alongside outdoor learning funding. The raised classroom offered pupils views over the animal enclosures and meadows, and had to be purpose-built to be wheelchair accessible, to ensure that all of our children were able to benefit, regardless of their disabilities.
    Please help us to raise the money needed to bring our donkeys home and rebuild our classroom. The money raised will also be used to buy new metal fencing, and replace the animals' food and grooming equipment.
    We had lots of devastated children at school yesterday, and it would mean so much to be able to show that although there are some awful people in the world, that there are many, many more amazing people who really do care about them.

    Updates

    3

    • matthew colley2 years ago
      matthew colley

      matthew colley

      2 years ago

      The donkeys came home on Monday. They are fine and not showing any signs of being on an adventure

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • matthew colley2 years ago
      matthew colley

      matthew colley

      2 years ago

      This was the classroom, before vandals burnt it down

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • matthew colley2 years ago
      matthew colley

      matthew colley

      2 years ago

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    2 years ago

    matthew colley started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 7/28/2017 21.35

    Supporters

    283

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 28, 2017

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 28, 2017

      Hope you raise more than you hope for

    • Phil Taylor

      Phil Taylor

      Jul 27, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 24, 2017

      Best of luck! Our children at RPS made us aware (along with the school) xx

      £20.00

    • Amanda Stockbridge

      Amanda Stockbridge

      Jul 24, 2017

      £30.00

    • Charlotte Reilly

      Charlotte Reilly

      Jul 23, 2017

      Good luck with the crowd funding and getting a classroom back for the children 😃

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 22, 2017

      £10.00

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    matthew colley

    matthew colley

    Redbourn, United Kingdom

    Report this Page