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Crowdfund Wolves delivers for 'All Saints by the Sea'

Crowdfund Wolves is celebrating the second of its City of Wolverhampton projects hitting its fundraising target.

Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Phil Page, and Mayoress, Elaine Hadley-Howell visit the HeadStart Wolverhampton stall at the All Saints by the Sea event
All Saints by the Sea event

The success enabled the sea-side themed 'All Saints by the Sea' festival to be held on Saturday 21 July.

All Saints Action Network (ASAN) raised £2,993 through individual contributions, donations from SNA Builders, EasyAuto, TTC, and Unison; a council staff bake sale; and a significant donation from HeadStart Wolverhampton to fund the community event.

The family festival, held on All Saints Road was free to all. Activities and attractions included donkey rides, face painting and live music.

Shobha Asar-Paul, Chief Officer of ASAN, said: "It was a glorious family festival with a wonderful community, carnival feel. Everyone enjoyed the music and entertainment, and the children loved the donkey rides and the treasure hunt with Wendy Wolf and Wolfie. I am grateful to HeadStart and all our partners who helped make it a true community event.

"Local residents and people who live and work in the area were full of praise. One resident said: 'It was brilliant to have an event on our door-step that brought local people together and provided such a happy and positive experience'.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, added: "Crowdfund Wolves is part of our approach to community engagement where we enable communities to support and develop the projects that they are passionate about.

"We are looking for even more unusual, interesting and innovative projects to make the City of Wolverhampton even better."

All Saints Action Network is a voluntary group that works to improve the quality of life for all people living and working in the All Saints area.

Crowdfund Wolves is a website that connects people, communities and businesses to everything they need to make their idea a reality.

The council has joined with the Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council (WVSC) to develop the platform.

Anyone can back the great ideas on this site and play their part in bringing them to life. To view the latest projects head to Crowdfund Wolves. Online donations via Crowdfund Wolves start from as little as £2.

If you have a project that you would like funded please contact the Crowdfund Wolves team by emailing Service.Development@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

  • released: Friday 27 July, 2018