This refers to our Big Project, the purchase of The Solent Nurseries which adjoins our Rural Centre down in Hampshire.
Following on from our deposit of £100,000 last year, this last week we parted with another £350,000 to the owners this means we are well over half way to our target now of £800,000. The exciting thing is that the vendors have now transferred ownership to the charity and given us 3 years to raise the balance of £350,000. We are in!!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have supported us on the journey to this point, it is deeply appreciated and not taken for granted. The task has been made all the harder because the general economic climate throughout this period of fundraising has been particularly pessimistic.
The Nurseries will be used by children from all over the UK's inner cities areas. Work experience and education classes, mini enterprises and guidance on self employment are some of the uses we are working towards. Pre-schoolers introduction to the countryside will take place in our 'Seedlings' Centre that is almost complete already. Residential accommodation is planned on the site and the replacement of 2 old mobile homes on the site will lead to 'safe haven' accommodation and holiday provision for some families and the offices already on site will eventually become our national headquarters.
We live in exciting times and the journey continues... if you could help us in our pursuit of the remaining £350,000 or you know someone who might, please do get in touch. Our website address is www.second-chance.org.uk
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