Through crafting a way to connect individuals, businesses and community leaders and creating opportunities to be part of the project our fundraising has skyrocketed. A whopping £92,600 has been raised through Greyhope Bay's Admirals, Skippers and Crew members since the programme’s launch this summer, putting Greyhope Bay within £75,000 of its goal to break ground!
In celebration, Torry Battery came to life with close to 700 visitors joining in on our fun-filled family event and celebration of the project’s first wave of fundraising.
At the family event, we felt a tangible boost of energy around the project that sparked new connections with people sharing stories of picnic’s on Torry beach and childhoods spent playing in amongst the ruins of the Battery. For many others it was the first time they were visiting Torry Battery even after spending a lifetime in the area.
And it was connection that made the day;
The Greyhope community has grown and is now beginning to multiply. A second wave of fundraising leading up to Christmas time is about to begin and Greyhope Bay have four more Admiral (foundational investor) spots to complete a set of 10 that will allow the centre to open next year!
We also have an open offer to individuals and communities who want to join the Greyhope Skippers, host fundraisers and be part of our Christmas event in early December.
Get involved, share ideas as we kick off our next wave of Skipper fundraising and share our plans for what's to come next at Foodstory this Thursday, 10th of October, 5PM-7PM (and then every Thursday onwards).