3.The Transformation - Volunteers Needed Jul 19, 2012 0:24:24 GMT
Post by Baglady on Jul 19, 2012 0:24:24 GMT
WHERE THE GARDEN WILL GO
WHAT WILL IT COST?
We have had rough costings, based on a draft outline of what we want to include........
The figures we have been given to date are...
Design, project management, labour, plant & machinery (to clear the area), etc £8,000
Fencing & constituent parts (seating, tunnels, turf, sand etc) £5,500
WE NEED YOUR HELP?
Many of you have already helped raise money for the Sensory Garden Fund (please see the separate 'thank you' thread) and we are already well on our way to our target figure.
One way in which we could reduce costs is by seeking 'donations in kind' from local businesses who may want to be a part of this initiative. Plans for the clearing of the ground are already well under way, and we are still firming up some elements of the Garden to ensure that all health & safety, maintenance, and sustainability considerations are taken into account.
But we have a wish list of items that might be able to be sourced through donations......
Rubbish disposal £330
Fencing materials £1255
Sleepers and construction materials £835
Decking materials £350
plants and trees £500
Logs and rope £225
Gravel, bark, turf and grass seed £1500
Drainage pipe for tunnel £295
Materials for splash pool £220
So, if anyone thinks they may know a local company who would consider supporting the Sensory Garden and could supply something from the above list, or labour, or expertise, please let us know!
If you have an uncle, cousin, brother, aunt, mother, sister, or close friend or relative that you could approach directly, please let us know! If you simply have an idea of companies that could be approached, please post here or pm me, and we will contact them. Otherwise there is a danger that Wyevale Nurseries for example will be getting 500 calls over the next few days asking for bedding plants
We intend to make the work 'light' by engaging as many hands as possible ;D If you are up for a bit of 'hands on' digging, painting, etc, we'd love to have you! If you have (or know anyone who has) any particular expertise, erecting fencing, laying paths, (does anyone know anything about splash pools)? outdoor lighting, or anything you think could be useful, please post here ;D