Funds needed for Sydenham Library Roof

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JMLF
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Funds needed for Sydenham Library Roof

Post by JMLF » 6 Jan 2019 08:30

It doesn’t appear to have been very well publicised but the volunteer lead library needs funds to fix a dodgy roof to stop further damage to the roof and allow the community groups and library to continue running safely/without rain getting in!

They seem to have raised/gained funding of £1200 themselves but have turned to the online community to raise the remaining money to hit the £1800 target.

They haven’t had many donations (possibly due to a lack of exposure?) but are only £300 if the target.

I’m sure any donations would be hugely appreciated!

https://localgiving.org/appeal/roofs/

Syddders
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Re: Funds needed for Sydenham Library Roof

Post by Syddders » 6 Jan 2019 20:10

Thanks. Didn’t know about this and we are regular users. Donation made

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Re: Funds needed for Sydenham Library Roof

Post by mosy » 7 Jan 2019 05:06

Is there really not even £300 in the council's coffers for essential repairs to a community library that''s already been abandoned to sink or swim? It's hardly money desired for fripperies or enhancements when it's for essential repairs. Words fail me.

Is there a donations box on the library counter?

KEVD
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Re: Funds needed for Sydenham Library Roof

Post by KEVD » 7 Jan 2019 09:14

Thanks for letting us know. Now upto £1580!

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Re: Funds needed for Sydenham Library Roof

Post by JMLF » 7 Jan 2019 11:51

Although not affiliated with the library and don’t use it regularly (perhaps I should do!) just want to say thanks for the response. Since I put this up on Twitter/forums there has been 15 more online donations and they are closer to the goal (£190 to go in 4 days).

Spread the word to those who may be interested in helping. I would assume there is a donations box in the library but couldn’t tell you with any accuracy i’m afraid!

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Re: Funds needed for Sydenham Library Roof

Post by syd-gal » 7 Jan 2019 15:37

Donation made, as I do use the library off and on.

JMLF
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Re: Funds needed for Sydenham Library Roof

Post by JMLF » 8 Jan 2019 22:05

Goal achieved! :)

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Re: Funds needed for Sydenham Library Roof

Post by KEVD » 9 Jan 2019 09:47

Good news that they made it.

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