|Gunnersbury Park Launches Fundraising Appeal After Fire|
Destruction of café leaves estate short of a quarter of a million pounds
June 3, 2020
The company which manages Gunnersbury Park has launched a fundraising appeal after the café in the park was destroyed by fire last Friday (29 May).
Gunnersbury Estate (2026) CIC says it now faces a funding gap of a quarter of a million pounds and a potential closure if funds can’t be found. They had already lost 40% of their annual income due to lockdown and the café would have played an important part in their recovery.
David Bowler, CEO of Gunnersbury CIC said, “We are a small not-for-profit organisation responsible for managing and maintaining Gunnersbury Park & Museum, aiming to create a leading heritage and leisure venue that serves all our diverse communities.
The management has kept the park open during lockdown and thousands have visited some describing it as a ‘lifeline’ and a ‘sanctuary’.
The fundraising campaign is called #YourGunnersbury and they are asking you to donate £10 or whatever you can afford. They are hoping to raise £25,000 over the summer.
You can donate by clicking here.