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Project information


Cycling over 500km from Vietnam to Cambodia, for Ladywell

As 1 of 4 local partners VCL is working towards the restoration of Ladywell Playtower, to create a vibrant community hub

October 2012 - October 2012

Charity information: Volunteer Centre Lewisham

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  • Need


    Ladywell Playtower is an iconic piece of local history. A grade ll listed building that has been closed to the public for many years. 4 local organisations are working together to bring this building back to use for the local community.
    It needs major restoration work, to the cost of approximately £6,000,000. to be raised through a range of grants and activities


    By working together to form a Trust, the 4 organsiations will apply for major grants, but will also carry out fundraising activities.

    The building will be home to the 4 organisations, and there are plans to have a cafe and community space available for local use

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise £8,000 towards stage one of the restoration


    » Kay Kelleher, Chief Executive of Volunteer Centre Lewisham will be cycling over 500km from Vietnam to Cambodia in October 2012

    What success will look like

    Success will be... not just the money, but the involvement of local people in fundraising.

  • Impact


    A beautiful historic building brought back to life for the community.


    There are a number of risks throughout the larger project. The main risk of the bike ride is Kay not being able to complete it.

    Kay is training to build up strength and experience as a cyclist


    through our website, in a final report and at meetings and events

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,860 registration fee for the bike ride
      £6,140 contribution this is part contribution towards the redevelopment
  • Background


    The playtower is in Ladywell Road SE13

    The bike ride will take place in Vietnam and Cambodia


    Local residents, through use of the building
    Local Charities who will have venue space available
    Local residents who will have access to services
    Local Charities who will have access to services
    Local charities who will have office space

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a strong, well know charity.
    Volunteer Centre Lewisham is experienced in activities and fundraising.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Kay Kelleher

    Chief Exectutive .... will be riding over 500km from Vietnam to Cambodia