Together we did it!

What a huge achievement! Thanks to all who pledged to our Guild and to everyone who worked so hard! In 33 days we managed to surpass our £20,000 funding goal. There was a small but dedicated team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to make sure that our campaign was a success. Big shout outs go to Juliette Tuke –MilagrosSimon Mooney, James Brown, Kate Higham and Anda Coca-Cozma from Splice, Brooke Frost –Tracey Neuls, Alex Donne-Johnson – Dazzle Ship, Jane Smillie – Herb LesterLaurie Sherman and Dana Airapetjana and Jana Mills from Small Axe.

Also, massive thanks to everyone who appeared in both our films and to those who donated rewards to our backers – The Gentle Author, Ally Capellino, Lily Vanilli, Rosie Wolfenden – Tatty Devine, James Brown, Raj Chawla – Mama Thai, Luke Coster – Luke Jacob, Philip Pittack – Crescent Trading, Paul Gardner – Gardners’ Bags, Carol Burns –C E Waste Paper MerchantsThe Duke of Uke, Cafe Caribbean and Baddeley Brothers.

Enormous gratitude goes out to everyone who shared the campaign and who talked about it with their peers. The cumulative effect of everyone’s contribution no matter how small, or how big has made sure that we were successful. Together we did it!

What now?

  • Fundraising – because we made our target within the deadline our campaign is now ‘in demand’. So, it’s not too late to pledge.
  • The Map and rewards in general – We will get busy on the map and the website listing straight away, the delivery time for welcome packs and rewards is October.
  • Independents’ Day – over the next two months we will be organising a listening campaign to find out what ideas you have for our historic event. We will do this through 121 and group meetings within the neighbourhoods that we have members and will start contacting members next week.
  • The BBQ!  For those who are too busy to go on holiday we will have a BBQ to say thank you to all our backers on 7th August at Spitalfields Farm. Please let us know if you are coming via eventbrite.

Thank you!