Summer fair raffle for kensal rise library & SUPPORT for grenfell-affected families
The amazing prizes - to be drawn at 4pm next Saturday (14th) at the Fair - include:
A big thank-you to all the lovely donors.
How & where to buy tickets
Tickets are 50p each, £2 a strip, or £5 for 3 strips (we'll do 8 strips for £10 if you really like the great causes and the prizes!).
For details of our Summer Fair Silent Auction please click here.
Message from Kensal Rise Library
The Friends of Kensal Rise Library was founded by the local community to save its unique library, opened by Mark Twain in 1900 and closed by cuts in 2011.Since then, our community has fought tirelessly and has won back the ground floor. The library would otherwise have become luxury flats and out of community hands forever.We have also fundraised like crazy for the refurbishment, achieving an amazing £220,000 so far. This has let us restore the original Victorian floor, install a new ceiling, a kitchen and loo, lighting, plumbing, heating, joinery, plastering/painting, etc. The space now looks beautiful. It’s already being used for community events, meetings, councillors’ surgeries etc. Wonderful local partners like Malorees, have helped realise this massive achievement.However, though beautiful, the space is empty.So we now need to raise another £50,000 to kit it out and create a library that children and adults can use.Here’s our Kit Out Shopping List:A children’s library £12,000Furniture £12,000A back office £7,000Mobile shelves £8,000Reception and retail area £5,000Blackout blind & Projector £4,000Burglar alarm system £2,000We have a deadline: we hope to open officially in September, as that’s the anniversary of the building being opened by Mark Twain. So, no time to lose!Thank you, Malorees, for your support!