We are now very close to our £3.1m target to fund our new secondary learning facilities, thanks to the response to our #JoinUsInJune campaign.
The last eight weeks have been a flurry of activity as our supporters have crawled through mud, climbed mountains and walked miles to raise funds for our Learning for Life Appeal as part of our JoinUsInJune campaign.
There’s also been a few, more sedentary, pursuits with some fantastic home baking at a coffee morning in Edinburgh raising over £3,000 alone!
Over £115,000 raised for #JoinUsInJune
Our original target to raise £100k in June was smashed thanks to everyone’s efforts, online donations and two generous grants from Trusts, resulting in over £115k being raised. This fundraising took us through the three million pound milestone and means that our final target of £3,152,711 is now in sight!
Construction of the Learning Hub is nearing completion
The build of the Learning Hub remains on track to complete in August and we are moving into the final build stage.
Secondary learning to commence this October
Once handed over, we will have around six weeks to kit out the Hub and complete the fundraising for our furnishing and fittings before the young people start their learning after the October school holidays.
The fundraising continues…
We’ve got more fundraising activities coming up between now and October, with a team from TClarke and CEF taking on Ben Nevis, more amazing Harmeny Heroes taking on epic cycling and triathlon challenges, plus an abseil off the Forth Rail Bridge!
All their efforts will ensure the Learning Hub is equipped with everything needed to enable our young people to continue their learning through their teenage years and build vital skills for life and work.
It’s not too late to help rebuild lives and reshape futures. If you would like to get involved then you can find out more below.