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The Patchworking Garden Project
The Patchworking Garden Project
Re-Opening Appeal

Re-Opening Appeal

Why we need your help

  • This has been a long and difficult three months for everyone at the Patchworking Garden Project. The Garden was conceived as a safe and friendly place for people to relax and enjoy but in March this all came to an unexpected halt. Suddenly there was no community, no friendly faces, nowhere to go to feel safe.
  • Now we are preparing to re-open but our two main fund-raising Open Days - in April and June - were both cancelled with the loss of around £7,000 of the annual income that we need to run the garden ... it costs us around £1,000 per month.
We need your help to re-open
  • We plan to re-open in August but first we must ensure the safety of all who attend ... hygiene and social distancing are our priorities.
  • We need to install new hand-washing stations, create a new covered area for meeting and ensure a regular supply of PPE, disinfectant and hand-washing gel.
  • The immediate costs of re-opening are in excess of £5,000; with a further £6,000 to provide improved facilities for working under cover during the winter months.
  • Your donation - whether one-off or monthly* - will not only help us to equip the Garden for the re-opening but will keep things going until we can welcome you to an Open Day once again.
*If you would like to make a monthly donation then please click on 'Make a Donation' at the top of this page.


raised towards 12,000.00 target


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Aug 11, 2020

Nick B

Hey Carmel and gang.Good job on getting the garden up and running again so everyone can enjoy its peace, beauty and community.The garden and its kind community always helped me and i hopefully will be finishing open uni soon and applying for a new job.


Aug 03, 2020


Great you can open again to support your clients. Donation made for masks made by Julia

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Jul 31, 2020

Susie and David

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jul 30, 2020


Such an important project and I've still benefitted from PG plants this summer and those I bought last year are still beautiful x

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Jul 29, 2020

Hannah Crawforth

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 23, 2020


Creating a multi sensory oasis - never more important than now! What you offer and do is to be applauded.

(plus 18.75 giftaid)

Jul 22, 2020

Penelope and John Arnold

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jul 21, 2020


The best of luck to all involved. I regularly chomp on the chives growing in the raised veg bed at Deepdene station and thank you for that. I used to live in Dorking, and am temporarily away from the town, but hope one day soon to return and maybe even he

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 21, 2020

Jude and Toby on behalf of Nanny Rita

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 20, 2020

Mary A

(plus 2.50 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 10,564.60

Direct donations


Raised offline 5,600.00

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