Successful community investment funding event

Thank you to all the local people who came to the event we ran on Saturday 13th Feb at Newhouse Farm.

It was a busy event with lots of visitors here to show their support and find out about our progress in the last 3 weeks since we launched our community investment plans.

Everyone was so supportive, you gave us so many good ideas and asked great questions.  It was a really uplifting afternoon, we heard what’s important to you as individuals and collectively as a community.  Without exception everyone was just delighted to see something positive and ambitious happening in our village.

We met very interesting local business people who want to collaborate with us to make things happen in our community, or to work alongside us to grow their business and improve our local economy.  There were also plenty of people offering their time and telling us about other people who wanted to get involved to help us.

By the end of the event we had a box full of pledge forms from our visitors offering to fund us and help us. We have raised over £100,000 in 3 weeks from within our community so it’s a really promising start to our fund raising to buy the village shop and Elmswood House B&B.

Trudy Thompson & Josh Taylor

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