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Bees, Blooms & Butterflies smashes fundraising target

A community project to create Merseyside’s largest wildflower meadow in Waterloo has already surpassed its fundraising target on the Sefton Crowd.

Over £4,600 has already been pledged to support Bees, Blooms & Butterflies, a project by the Friends of Rimrose Valley to plant and grow the largest wildflower meadow in the Liverpool City Region within Rimrose Valley Country Park.

The project, which has only been made possible thanks to the Sefton Crowd – Sefton Council’s brand new online crowdfunding platform where backers donate as little as £2 to ideas which will benefit communities across the borough.

£4,612 has been donated by 146 backers and the Friends of Rimrose Valley will work on entering the project’s delivery phase.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “We’re delighted that the Bees, Blooms & Butterflies has become the first Sefton Crowd project to surpass its fundraising target.

“We look forward to seeing the project quite literally flourish into a stunning wildflower meadow, creating a long-lasting environmental legacy for the people of South Sefton and beyond.”

Other projects still looking for the support of Sefton residents and businesses include a children’s literary festival, a youth cafe and a disability friendly horseback nature trail.

Tanya Wilcock, Sefton Council’s new Head of Communities, added: “Throughout the creation of Sefton Crowd we wanted to encourage the creation of community projects which make a huge difference to our brilliant borough and we feel that these projects from across the borough really reflect our hopes.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to visit the Sefton Crowd website and give their support to those projects which resonate the most with them.”

To support a project or to find out more visit www.spacehive.com/movement/seftoncrowd