A brighter play area
Eva works at the Nottingham Central Women’s Aid, which supports women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Each year they provide essential safe accommodation and support to around 40 women and 48 children. The centres grey and rundown play areas for the children desperately needed a revamp so Eva applied to #MakeHappeners to raise the money.
They exceeded their target of £500 which was quickly turned into seeds, compost, gardening equipment and paint. They even had enough to commission a local artist to create a mosaic.
The whole area has completely changed. The members of the centre can now grow vegetables – beans, tomatoes, herbs; the children enjoy picking the fruits of their labour and the mums use them for cooking. The fundraising process was a great success in Eva’s eyes; not only were they able to redo both areas and create a more welcoming space for the children, but it encouraged people to engage in and find out more about the centre. A win-win.