Still on the campaign trail , we’ve discussed the many different ways to gain support with a few different groups / individuals .
Strategies , Costings and differentiating our actual goals has been constant topic of discussion over the last few weeks , not to mention the incomplete proposal that got sent back and re-done and got sent back again this week – not to worry , it’s now done and dusted *Breathes a sigh of absolute relief *
Although my trusty brain seems to be running out of capacity to hold information , promote , package , upload AND smile at the camera simultaneously , I somehow still see the light at the end of the tunnel …
The aim is to soft launch a Pop Up Market that will help to Support our Juice Academy and to make the Programme self sustainable .
It’s been an eye opening experience going out into the community doing the fundraising rounds , you seem to hear a lot of the same rhetoric , of “Not today sweety – maybe next times . .. “
So , quite in awe of those who do this on a daily basis .
It takes a certain mix of humility , Perseverance and the energy to muster another shake of the borrowed pledge box but on a very good day .. you meet a row of people happy to say Yes !
The reality is there is an obvious issue of unemployment , ill health and lack of youth facilities in London , so it’s quite intriguing to see the level of complacency within communities that are most in need of a lifestyle change based service .
Take the area of Brent for instance , home to over 100 Fast Food Joints that serve a hefty choice of Burgers , Chicken & Chip Deals , Kebabs and 1 pound pizza deals
There is definitely a lack of socially funded facilities for young people to go to discuss business ideas and not quite sure how many of the new retailers have taken on local residents as employees in the last year , so the opportunity to open your own Juice bar , start your own enterprise is quite an appealing one to many aspiring entrepreneur which in turn creates further opportunities .
In passing conversation – it seems as though this situation is alive and kicking around the .U.K.
With Obesity and Diabetes rates rising annually and evidently having a devastating effect on adults , teaching children the benefits of drinking healthy has always been high on our agenda as has promoting enterprise skills
I recently met a group of children who admitted to not ever growing anything and some not believing that food grew from the earth .. which shocked me slightly as I grew up eating food grown from my Grandmother’s Garden and when the opportunity arises …still do …
These experiences of meeting young people who actually show an interest in what we do has probably been the fuel for submitting a proposal to the Mayors Civic Crowd Funding Campaign and will probably help to refine the services we deliver in the future .
Amazingly enough we’ve racked up £49.00 in Street Pledges and £80.00 Online support..
Our ultimate target mark seems quite far off but with faith , It is said that – a small seed can move mountains , so on that note …
Massive thanks to the following people for pledging so far …
Jay (Harlesden) £1
Danny’s Kiosk (Harlesden)£1
Leeroy Simpson (HTT ? )£1
Inderpal Singh ( Who’s next foods , Harlesden )£1
Paula Tate ( Llyods Grocery ,Harlesden)£1
Ray Witter £1
Afternoon Controller @Cheetah Cabs (Willesden ) £2
Devon Morgan (Simply the Best Barbers,Willesden)£1
Gabriel Parfitt ( Crisis /HTG ,Harlesden ) £2 ?
Afternoon Reception (Crisis,Harlesden )£1
Dj Laurie (Shepherds Bush )£1
Rasta that sells Plants (Shepherds Bush Market ) £2
Jamal Edwards (SBTV)£1
Gloria Tate (Llyods Grocery , Harlesden )£1
Sis Israel (Harlesden)£1
Natty Yngwe £1
Karen (Unique and Special Gift Wear )£1
Sabrina Hunt £1
The Elder in W12 £1
Headley ( The Sorrel Man ) £1
Churps Ice Cream £1
Lloyds Grandsons (Lloyds Groceries) £2
Grace’s Cakes £1
Hugo Makepeace £10.00
David Adams £50.00
Cee Morgan £20.00
If you would like to support our Crowdfund Campaign , please pledge at www.spacehive.com/pjmp
For more information about booking a stall at our market .
Please see www.popupnw.webnode.com for more information
If your name isn’t on the list .. give us a shout and we’ll add you respectively ..
a little late but off to the gardening club … think I need to spend some time in nature today
Have a great weekend!