Cyrenians want to recreate the Floral Clock in Dollar Park.
The floral clock at the entrance of Dollar Park was a key feature of the Park for a number of years. Hearing people’s memories of the clock, Cyrenians want to bring it back and reconnect the community to the park.
Research and analysis of the state of the current mechanism has shown investment is required for both the mechanism, hands and electricity source along with the plants. Around £19,000 is required to re-instate this piece of Falkirk’s history which we aim to raise through crowdfunding and grants.
Historically the design of the clock was either directed by the Provost or via a competition between local charities. Cyrenians are proposing to reinstate the clock with a design theme focussed on local charities.
This is an extremely ambitious fundraiser for a local charity to take on, but we believe achievable if the community and businesses pull together.
Our key target is to have raised the money by February 2018, which we realise is ambitious, but will allow the clock to be installed and in flower in time for the reopening of Arnotdale House in Autumn 2018.
We are fortunate to have free advice from consultants for the floral design of the clock, and labouring hours from volunteers and people on Community Payback Orders.
The project is an excellent opportunity for local businesses and the community to make a charitable donation, sponsorship or payment in kind via plants, or offering to grow plants for us.
We are also creating two working groups to manage the project
Operational Group: The group’s remit will be the preparing of the ground, designing and planting of the clock
Fundraising and Marketing of the Clock: This group’s remit will be to support meeting the fundraiser target. It will also publicise the floral clock, Dollar Park and the Walled Garden by meeting with local groups to raise awareness of the project and raise funds
If you are interested in any of the above please contact
Lynda Ross–Hale, Senior Manager Cyrenians by email : firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01324 633413
We’ve listed some suggested donations but if the exact amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type a message starting with "Dollar Park Floral Clock" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field. You can also Gift Aid donations through the Donate to a park form.
You can now donate to the Dollar Park Floral Clock project by TEXT. Just text the project code (DFLO77) plus an amount to 70070 – for example:"DFLO77 £5' to donate £5.
You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please REPLY to the Gift Aid text.
MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
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