98% Funded

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Target: €15000

100%

€14,822 Raised

6 Days:14 hours to go

173 Funders

Fund a Cobble

By The Hunt Museum

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Fund a Cobble, create a Museum in a Garden wants to honour the debt of all of us to the frontline heroes and heroines of Covid19 and to forever remember it's victims with a brand new free and open to all Museum in a Garden. 

We are aware of the dangers of social isolation to our health and well being and how the importance of community has grown in recent months; many of us have also discovered the joy of gardening and open spaces. As we all emerge from quarantine, Hunt Museum in the Garden provides an exciting, community driven space for everyone to enjoy. Our award winning designer, Nicola Haines has extensive experience of delivering on time and within budget and she will be working with volunteers from the local Men’s Sheds, Limerick Mental Health Association, Team Limerick Clean-up, local schools and Enable Ireland.   

Funding just one cobble will help raise some funds to do the landscaping, create community gardens, play areas for children and to place supersize replications of some of our amazing objects, that are usually “hidden” in collection cases, for all ages to play on and enjoy. Engraving the Cobble means you can commemorate someone special. 

Cost for the landscaping of the garden to health and safety standards is €80,000.

Funds raised from the Cobble campaign will go towards:

  • Removal of 300 meters of railings to increase public access;

  • Landscaping the new design - new paths, raised mounds, seating areas etc;

  • Choosing & engraving the cobbles;

  • Planting;

  • Creating a community garden;

  • Installing the 3D printed sculptures.

We believe that culture belongs to all of us and should be easily accessible, not hidden behind walls.   Over the last 25 years, we gained a lot of experience in ways to innovatively engage children, schools and the community in the The Hunt Museum collections and their importance to Ireland's history. See our current #MuseumFromHome to get an impression.  We are working with local companies and the Limerick Institute of Technology to take our 3D scans and render them as objects that can be played on in the garden.

The Friends of the Hunt Museum have already raised €25,000 with the JP McManus Foundation Pro Am, €5000 from a private donor as well as sponsorship from Kirby engineering. We need another €25,000 from this Cobble Campaign, while we continue to raise the remaining €25,000 from other sources. Any risk that we cant raise sufficient funds outside of this campaign to complete the entire project will be managed by delaying some aspects of the garden until Spring 2021. 

Thanks!

We send you a big virtual hug and huge thank you when you choose one of our great rewards!  We will keep you posted every step of the way as each of your cobbles become an exciting new Hunt Museum in a Garden.  Together, we will change lives with culture, creativity and learning and in a small way make our world a better place.

Winning Design by Nicola Haines, Copyright Nicola Haines

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Thanks for your support...We are nearly there!

Thanks to all of you we have reached 98% of our target of 15,000 for the Hunt Museum’s Cobble Crowdfunding Campaign to create a Museum in a Garden in the heart of Limerick! 

 

 

 We have been so pleased by the positive response from the people everywhere and the Irish and Limerick Diaspora worldwide.  Every cent raised goes towards the overall development of the garden which will cost in excess of 80,000.  This means that the more we can raise here on Fund:IT the more we will be able to do. Therefore as we enter the last week of this fundraising campaign we would love to surpass our target! 

 

This interview with Claire Flynn from the Limerick Mental Health Association is the first in a series of videos of people talking about why the garden is important to them.  The people we interviewed communicated the many social benefits for the community; the value of having a public green space in the heart of the city, the opportunity for city people to enjoy gardening.  They also shared how they foresee themselves enjoying the garden, whether for recreation, relaxation, chess-playing, picnicking or birthday parties!…keep an eye on our social media over the next few days and share if you can! 

VIDEO: Click and watch Claire Flynn from Limerick Mental Health Association

 

Limerick Mental Health Association

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Thanks to all of you we have reached 98% of our target of 15,000 for the Hunt Museum’s Cobble Crowdfunding Campaign to create a Museum in a Garden in the heart of Limerick! 

 

 

 

 We have been so pleased by the positive response from the people everywhere and the Irish and Limerick Diaspora worldwide.  Every cent raised goes towards the overall development of the garden which will cost in excess of 80,000.  This means that the more we can raise here on Fund:IT the more we will be able to do. Therefore as we enter the last week of this fundraising campaign we would love to surpass our target! 

 

This interview with Claire Flynn from the Limerick Mental Health Association is the first in a series of videos of people talking about why the garden is important to them.  The people we interviewed communicated the many social benefits for the community; the value of having a public green space in the heart of the city, the opportunity for city people to enjoy gardening.  They also shared how they foresee themselves enjoying the garden, whether for recreation, relaxation, chess-playing, picnicking or birthday parties!…keep an eye on our social media over the next few days and share if you can! 

 

Gardening for our physical and mental health...

 

The positive impact of gardening on our mental health has proven to be the key driver behind donations to this campaign so far.  Funders have welcomed the promise that this patch of green in the heart of Limerick will bring a new lease of life to people struggling with their mental health after this prolonged period of isolation. The proposed Community Garden is being greeted with a lot of enthusiasm locally and by local mental health bodies. 

 

In the words of Monty Don, the UK's leading garden writer and broadcaster and an advocate of gardening for better mental and  physical health, "When you plant something, you invest in a beautiful future amidst a stressful, chaotic and, at times, downright appalling world...By becoming in tune with the seasons of growth and fall, preparation and harvest you make your mind and body happier and healthier. By having a direct stake and involvement with the process of plants growing, of having your hands in the soil and tending it carefully and with love, your world and everyone’s else’s world too, becomes a better place.

So far, engraved Cobbles have been the most popular of the rewards, with 56 people leaving dedications to their loved ones. Five benches with personalized inscriptions have been selected to honour families and friends.    Three people have opted for community garden boxes with personalized messages. A dedication on a garden box is a wonderful way to remember a passionate gardener and there can be as many boxes as there are pledges. We are really looking forward to seeing all of these personalized garden boxes, cobbles and benches in our garden. 

 

Our target for the Cobble Crowdfunding Campaign is 15,000 and we are now 58% funded. The campaign is all or nothing which means we have to reach our goal in order to draw down any funds.  With just over two weeks left we think we can do it but we really need your help again to make it happen!  We ask that you please share this link to our Fundit page with all of your friends and link to our social media campaign. #FundACobble #Limerick #MidWestTogether #HuntMuseum  #inthistogether

 

Finally, huge thanks to those of you who have shown such generous support of our project!

 

 

 

Museum in a Garden - Cobble Campaign Update

 

A great big thank you to all of you who have so generously supported our fundraising campaign. So far we have raised €4943 and are at 33% of our target. Staff of the Hunt Museum and our team of volunteers have been overwhelmed by the positive community spirit that the Cobble Fundraising Campaign  has generated.  Perhaps you could share this campaign with your friends and  family?  Every euro brings us closer to realising Museum in a Garden and we have 29 days left to reach our target! 

Our Engraved Cobbles are proving to be the most popular reward with a wide variety of donors choosing cobbles for all sorts of personal reasons; we’ve had people attributing messages to far-flung friends as a gesture of their constant presence on Limerick soil! We’ve had God-parents gift cobbles to  holy communicants and parents inscribing the names of their children who are excited to hunt down their cobbles when our garden is completed.  On a sadder note, we’ve had children dedicate messages to their parents who have passed away from Covid19 and families club together to remember their loved ones in Nursing Homes.

We’ve had a number of people enquire about where to enter the messages that they wish to have inscribed or painted. Please note that we don’t need these details until the end of the campaign. A member of our team will be in touch with you at the end of July once the campaign finishes. 

We have had a couple of queries on how to buy more than one cobble.   The site does not allow you to put in 2 or 3 but if you would like to buy more than one reward here’s how...

  • Make sure you're logged in to Fund it or set up your account, if this is your first time

  • Click on the reward that you would like more than one of

  • Scroll down and "Define your own Amount" ( enter the sum of the chosen rewards, for example. €100 = 2 engraved cobbles / €150 = 3 Engraved cobbles) 

  • Click through the T&Cs and relevant boxes

  • Click "Fund this project"

  • Our team will contact you when our campaign has completed to finalise the details i.e. two flower boxes, three cobbles etc and to get your inscriptions or dedications. 

 

We look forward to keeping you up to speed about our campaign and our future developments in the garden. Thanks once again for helping get closer to making the Hunt Museum in a Garden happen.

 

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There are 139 public funders of this project


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