FAQ

Fund Raising

The overall cost of the project is estimated to be in the region of £250,000. This sounds a lot (and it is), and that’s for two reasons. Firstly, we are aiming to give our flagship park the flagship play area it deserves. Secondly, the park is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with the site of Roman Verulamium just below its surface. We will be working with Historic England to ensure that we carefully and sensitively protect the archaeology.

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Our challenge is to raise £200,000. We already have over £50,000 development contributions allocated by the Council, (received from the developers of King Harry Park for local leisure amenities) and as at May 2017 £50,000 has been raised by Verulamium at Play.

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Funds for the playground are coming from several different sources. The Council, through development contributions, has £56,000 already set aside for the project. We are also applying for grants. Community fundraising, including local business engagement will also be vitally important. We have Online Giving and Text-to-Donate set up to help us make fundraising easier. Text PARK18 £2 to 70070.

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Our target is to raise funds to the middle of 2018 with a view to having a new play area in place by the the end of the year.

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You can donate to our campaign page on Justgiving at: www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/verulamiumatplay/play. JustGiving accepts PayPal as well as most debit and credit cards.  You can also pay directly into our bank account, please contact us at verulamiumatplay@gmail.com

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Text PARK18 £2 to 70070. You can donate the following values, £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. So if you’re feeling generous, you can swap £2 for £5 or even £10! We are using JustTextGiving, in partnership with Vodafone.

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It’s completely free. There’s no cost for sending the text and your free allowance/bundle won’t be affected – the only charge will be the donation itself which will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your pay as you go credit. What’s more, 100% of your text donation (including Gift Aid) will be sent to Verulamium at Play.

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You must obtain permission from the bill payer before sending a text message. If you are under 16 years old, you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to send a text donation to us.

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PhonepayPlus is the organisation that regulates phone-paid services in the UK.  We don’t need to register with PhonepayPlus, but we must comply with their regulations. For more details, visit their website.  http://psauthority.org.uk/

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We are able to reclaim Gift Aid on donations which will enable us to request a further 25p for every £1 of donations received, through tax relief from the government.

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