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Crowdfunder raises over £10k for Sustainability Hub in Tiverton

A story on local fundraising by Sustainable Tiverton
Kayleigh Diggle from Liznojan and Ana Lodge

Kayleigh Diggle from Liznojan and Ana Lodge

Sustainable Tiverton raises more than £10,000 towards an eco-hub in the town centre.

Sustainable Tiverton is delighted to announce that their 24-hour Crowdfunder back in July hit a grand total of £10,200 towards setting up a Sustainability Hub in Tiverton town centre, raised through the #BackTheFuture Climate Challenge Fund.

Peter Stott, Secretary of Sustainable Tiverton explains “I am really excited at the prospect of having our own Sustainability Hub in Tiverton. As more and more people understand the depths and importance of the climate and ecological crisis there will be more and more people who want to do something about it. The Hub will give them a chance to meet together and to talk to generate enthusiasm for new ideas and really start to take control and build the future they want for themselves their children and their grandchildren”

Members of the Sustainable Tiverton team rose to the challenge mounting a social media campaign showcasing their projects in the lead up to the 24 hr campaign, then took to the streets of Tiverton to raise their profile publicly. Supporters could be seen ‘rowing the length of the River Exe’ (96 kilometres) on a rowing machine lent by Crossfit Tivvy outside Liznojan Book shop, engaging with folk with ReROOTed surplus cakes outside the CreaTiv Hub and selling raffle tickets for a Hamper donated by Reapers Wholefoods. Sally Chapman said “There was a real buzz in the air, we are so grateful to the businesses and members of the public in the town for supporting us. A Sustainability Hub in the town will benefit the whole community in many ways.”  

The group raised £5,200 themselves through donations, the additional £5,000 was awarded by Devon County Council #Backtothefuture Climate Challenge Fund in front of a panel of judges during a live zoom event in the evening competing with two other Crowdfunding teams.

Clare Groom said, “We are so grateful to have been selected by the panel for the extra award over the other entrants who were also amazing worthy projects, and we wish them all the best with their endeavours too”.

The Crowdfunder is still open if you want to donate here

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