If you, like me, are still on a high from the joyful, rainbow loveliness that was Forest Gayte Pride on Saturday, then now might be a perfect time to think about supporting another local event, the Forest Gate Festival.
Every year, local residents take over Osborne Road for a whole day of community celebration. There are stalls selling food, drinks, handmade goods, bric a brac, local crafts, plants, and much more. There are stalls with information about local groups and causes. Kay Rowe opens up as a playspace for the many families and children who come along to enjoy the atmosphere. There are street entertainers, a stage with performers and much more.
For the last two years, the Festival has relied upon crowdfunding to find the money to make the day happen. This year there are only 12 days to go until the Festival happens, and they have so far reached just over 50% of their target.
We can make this happen!
If you are able to make a donation, big or small, to keep our festival going, then please go to the Just Giving page, which you can find here. Every single contribution goes towards making the day the happy celebration of our community that we all love.
Another way to support the Festival is to go to the Power Pilates class that our friends at the Space East are putting on this Sunday. It’s a donation only class, all proceeds to the festival.