Well done to The Fitzherbert Community Hub for achieving their fundraising goal thanks to all their generous supporters. The Hub launched a Crowdfunder and have smashed the fundraising target, raising £100,000 for the community space refurbishment. As the target has been reached, donations will be matched by grant bodies, doubling the contributions.
Fitzherbert Community Hub is home to the Catholic Parish of East Brighton and three community projects based in the heart of Brighton's Kemptown: Brighton Table Tennis Club, The Real Junk Food Project Brighton, and Voices in Exile.
The Hub is situated in a run-down, under-used church hall at St John the Baptist church which is now being rebuilt and refurbished to create an eco-friendly community centre that will welcome everyone in the neighbourhood. The funding for the building work has already been secured but funding for kitchen equipment, tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery was needed to make the community space safe and inviting for everyone.
Thank you to all those who have donated to make this important work possible.
Once the space is complete, important community support can be offered such as foodbanks, cooking classes, pay as you feel meals, exercise classes, and ongoing support to refugees in the community.
You can read more about the project and view their fundraising achievements by visiting their Crowdfunder page here.