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messageKings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by gumshoe March 20, 04:43PM

Hi folks,

Hope everyone is weathering this surreal and scary time as well as they can. Weíve had a suggestion come up in the Goose Green Mutual Aid group to raise some money to buy fresh food for our hardworking NHS neighbours at Kings (modelled on this: [www.gofundme.com])

Does anyone have a contact at Kings (or indeed works at Kings) that we can speak to about this and try and get it off the ground?

Thanks so much all, your help is really appreciated.

Edit: oops admin - I know that Kingís isnít in ED but we want to try and be good neighbours at this time. Hope this is ok and that youíll allow this thread.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was march 20, 04:46pm by gumshoe.

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by dbboy March 20, 06:05PM

PALs at Kings

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by girlelectric March 20, 07:06PM

Great idea smiling smiley

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by KrackersMaracas March 21, 07:39PM

Iíve heard that you can donate to buy lunch for the NHS staff in tooting and Iíd love to do something similar for those in Kings. Perhaps even using some of the local cafes who will also be struggling?

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by muffins78 March 21, 08:51PM

Great idea - Iíd love to contribute! And double great if it helps a local business!! smiling smiley

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by pickle23 March 23, 11:07AM

Hi,

We are working with Kings to try and get something off the ground.

Kings administration have confirmed they need help providing food, drinks, toiletries etc for their staff wellbeing centres at Denmark Hill and Princess Royal Kingís sites. We have a call today to get a full brief and will then kick this off via gofundme and in conjunction with local restaurants/suppliers. Will share more details as soon as we have them...

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by pickle23 March 23, 02:41PM

Hello all,

We have kicked off the funding after speaking to Kings and better understanding their needs. Details are here if you would like to share: [www.gofundme.com]. Thanks in advance for your support.

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by mariababe March 23, 04:20PM

Thanks!

have shared on fb. Hopefully they can get more than a coffee?

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by pickle23 March 23, 08:50PM

Indeed. We are focusing on their needs, as defined by the Kings staff who are running Wellness Centres for frontline staff. Immediately our focus is to get fresh fruit into the Wellness Centres for staff, but there are other items they want/need. We hope to be delivering fruit to them by Wednesday morning at the latest.. then we will move our efforts forward.

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by Boddle March 23, 10:55PM

Pickle- I was in touch with Suzanne James about this, based on Something similar at Toms. she's really keen to help- can I pass on your details?

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by pickle23 March 24, 09:21AM

yes please, sent you a DM.

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by mariababe March 25, 12:32AM

Over 11k now!!!!

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by lizzylou March 28, 10:56AM

Just wanted to bump this back up to the top so more people see it . . . . .

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by mariababe March 28, 01:59PM

£20k now!!!!

Brilliant . If you have donated there is an update on the just giving page with what is being purchased for the staff, fruit, groceries, sweet treats etc etc - stuff they need.

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by siousxiesue March 28, 03:24PM

pickle23 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hello all,
>
> We have kicked off the funding after speaking to
> Kings and better understanding their needs.
> Details are here if you would like to share:
> [www.gofundme.com].
> Thanks in advance for your support.

Incredible effort people!

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by haggis March 28, 03:36PM

It's really appreciated. The "buy them a coffee" donations gives staff a space to go to on a break, tea coffee and fresh juices. You can ask for basic toiletries if you have run out, essentials if your stuck at work (deodorant, tooth brush that kind of thing). I was craving green veg and was given a bag full to take home. The supermarkets that open early for NHS are still not that practical if your on a 12.5 hour shift start 0730hrs. On a day off you really do want to have a lie in and go no where.
So it's much more than just a coffee and does really help. And the clapping was amazing.

messageRe: Kings contact for fundraiser?
Posted by lizzylou April 02, 02:46PM

Bumping this back to the top again . . . . .


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