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Target: €2000

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€2,532 Raised

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39 Funders

Rainbow's End

By Rainbows End

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'Rainbow's End' is a Postcard Garden which will be exhibited at Bord Bía's 12th Bloom by Bord Bía™ Festival 2018 in the Phoenix Park, Dublin in June. Designed by 12-year-old Aliçia Kavanagh from Navan in Co. Meath, the concept is 'a reflection of the grieving process through the eyes of a child'. Aliçia has chosen to use colour and nature, as a way to spark conversation about the importance of allowing children to experience, own and share ALL of their feelings, in life's many situations, both positive and negative.

Through her own experience of dealing with death, Aliçia became aware of the '7 Stages of Grief' process and feels it has made it easier to deal with difficult times in life. Her inspiring garden design 'Rainbow's End' takes us through this 7 Stage process using form, variety, colour and flow to show just how powerful dealing with grief can be and also demonstrating the importance of the child's voice, in the process.

Postcard Gardens are usually exhibited by gardening groups and community projects. As Aliçia is affiliated to neither she has chosen to highlight and support the work of Meath Springboard Family Support Services CLG (MSFSS), who are a locally based organisation, providing vital support for familiies and children dealing with grief, in addition to other life situations. She hopes her project will bring attention to the issue of children's positive emotional development and mental health.

We anticipate it will cost in the region of €5k to bring 'Rainbow's End' to Bloom by Bord Bía™ 2018. This will include the construction of the garden offsite, transport of the garden to and from Bloom and all the other associated costs such as planting, structures, accessories, printing, hospitality etc. Through Fund it we are hoping to add to the support we are receiving from our generous investors and so have a Fund it target of €2k+. Bear in mind for every euro you pledge, not only will it help fulfil the dream of a 12-year-old child but will ensure the entire garden will have a permanent home with MSFSS at their new premises in Navan, Co. Meath, to be enjoyed by their clients after Bloom. Any unused funds will go directly to MSFSS for their counselling service costs.

We must reach and/or surpass our target of €2,000 to receive any pledges, so please help us get there. If you love nature, understand the importance of children having their voice and recognise the necessity for adults to assist children during their formative years, then the message this garden evokes will strike a chord.

We hope you will enjoy sharing Aliçia's adventure to Bloom and look forward to engaging you with photos, conversations and information along the way. We would like to thank everyone supporting this campaign and project. It is very much a labour of love - the love of my daughter Aliçia for nature and all it holds and my love for her and my wish to help her achieve her dream.

https://twitter.com/rainbowsendask

https://www.instagram.com/rainbowsendatbloom/

https://www.facebook.com/RainbowsEndNavan/

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We Made It!!

Hello Fund It Pledgers,

A belated message to you all here on Fund It to thank you wholeheartedly and sincerely for the pledges you have made in support of Aliçia's special project, Rainbow's End.

By now we have been in touch with most of you via email or through our Facebook and Instagram channels but we would like to also state it here that your support and generousity has been crucial in making the project a success.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we hope we will get to see many of you at Bloom next weekend.

Warm wishes,

Aliçia & Sinead

www.facebook.com/rainbowsendnavan

www.bloominthepark.com

Thank you Everyone!!

You did it folks! Thank you so much for giving me your support and pledging AND for helping me spread the word about my project Rainbow's End and the Fund It campaign.

Wow! €2532 pledged! You passed my target. That means the administration cost of the campaign won't affect my garden budget and I can exhibit the garden just how I hoped to.

This amount also means that we will be able to present Meath Springboard Family Support Service with a cheque towards the children's counselling costs, from this part of my project.

It will take a few days for everyone's card to be charged and then I have to get a list of everyone who pledged with their contact details to be able to get everyone's rewards to them. Please be patient with me while Mum and I sort it all out.

Thank you again everyone, so very much. When I'm at Bloom in my garden I will be thinking of you all because you helped to get me there.

Lots of hugs,
Aliçia ♥♥♥

Things are moving but we need to speed it up now!

Hi everyone, 

Thanks again to you all for the support you have shown Aliçia to date. Your pledges mean a lot. We need to ask a little more of you though, if that would be okay?

You will know by now what 'Rainbow's End' is about and how much it means to Aliçia. The costs of pulling all the requirements together go beyond that of planting and finishing materials and as such are not apparent to most. 

As an individual person, Aliçia has had single expences that many other organisations, businesses or charities would not have as they are existing entities, such as insurances, printing, branding etc.,  It is these costs that your pledges will go largely towards covering.

We are still quite a bit off target though and unless we reach it, we won't receive any of the genourous pledges. 

Here is our ask. Could you please share 'Rainbow's End' FB link with your FB network? Could you mention it in passing to any of your family, friends, neighbours or work colleagues who you feel may be interested in it and perhaps would like to support Aliçia in the final phase of her trip to Bloom?

Your support as said, is hugely appreciated and as her supporters we feel you are well placed to share her story.


With huge thanks and regards,

Aliçia & Sinead (The Mammy)

Goodnight message from Aliçia

A quick thank you

funders (39)

There are 34 public funders of this project


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