In the past five years, STAND has successfully raised £66,469 towards the Garden of Social History Project. This has been achieved through community fundraising events, donations and our regular collection boxes. Highlighted below are some of the events that have taken place and major donations received.
- The Hessle Road Reunion – a community evening of social integration, entertainment and nostalgia with an attendance of up to 450 people.
- The Ryder Club social event with an attendance of up to 150 people. The income from this event sometimes allowed for shared revenue to other charitable events i.e. Children in Need and the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund.
- An evening concert by Hull Male Voice Choir and Hull Trinity House Academy Steel Band.
- Promotion of the Garden of Social History Project at Awareness Events located in supermarkets with donations received through a bucket collection.
- Talks to adult groups who have made a single donation in appreciation.
- Online auction of football shirts donated by Hull City Football Club.
- Regular presentations to schools, some of whom have carried out curriculum projects resulting in funds being raised for STAND i.e. one school raised nearly £3000 by writing to local companies asking for sponsorship to walk over the Humber Bridge.
Donations from businesses:
Some local businesses and Organisations have been generous in their support of STAND and the Garden of Social History Project……
SAINSBURYS CHARITY AID FOUNDATION
ANDREW MARR INTERNATIONAL
BLUE KELD WATER
LORD MAYOR’S CHARITY FUND
DEE STREET SOCIAL CLUB
JR RIX SHIPPING
SMALES FISH PROCESSORS
RICHARD BROWN (BROWNIES)
SIMPSON FISH FOOD
Donations from the general public:
The citizens of Kingston upon Hull have been overwhelmingly generous over the years for which STAND i s very grateful.
We have also received very generous gifts from further afield.
Sadly, this has proved to be a most prolific and generous source of donation.
Jim Williams, a former fishermen, wrote a booklet about life at sea on the ‘Arctic Corsair’.
These booklet are a very successful form of donation, being sold to visitors at the free maritime attraction – the ‘Arctic Corsair’.