Donne Buck about fundraising for Bandley Hill adventure playground

My salary was funded from the shilling a week lottery by the time I arrived in Stevenage they had about a thousand pounds in the bank, which was enough to pay my salary for a year plus some of the overheads ...

Stevenage Museum

Donne Buck About Funding
Donne Bucks about fundraising for the Bandley Hill Adventure Playground
Children playing on a wooden climbing structure at Bandley Hill Adventure Playground. Donne Buck (donor) was the first playworker at Bandley Hill Adventure Playground in Stevenage from 28th March 1967 - 6th June 1970.
Stevenage Museum/Donne Buck

Bandley Hill Adventure Playground

Transcript:

I can’t remember exactly how it was funded. My salary was funded from the shilling a week lottery by the time I arrived in Stevenage they had about a thousand pounds in the bank, which was enough to pay my salary for a year plus some of the overheads; electricity and water and that sort of thing, but only just. And so, knowing what a tremendous effort local people were putting into the funding of the playground, and into other aspects of voluntary work, running the committee and so on, I er, gradually managed to get into fundraising myself for the playground and eventually set up a market stall in the local shopping area, mainly selling jumble with help from some of the parents and towards the end of my time there I was able to raise enough money for a sort of petty cash side of things, to not have to call on the local committee for petty cash to fund the petrol for the van and nails and tools and that sort of thing, for the children, paint and paper and brushes and all of that sort of thing for the artwork, I was able to cover most of that from the money I raised myself.

Donne Buck 2006

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