Local makers’ co-operative Made in the Valley are on a final push to reach a target of £10,000 to renovate their Egg factory community arts space.
The collective are using internet crowdfunding to raise money for donors to make more improvements to the Egg Factory which is a new co-working space with facilities for small businesses on Victoria Road, writes Paul Clarke.
The team have turned the derelict egg production factory into a bright multi-purpose arts space and threw their doors for an informal open afternoon with tea, cakes and some fun printing projects organised by Katch Skinner. Several people who’d already pledged to the campaign joined in the making sessions.
Made in the Valley’s Rachel Johns said: “”We’ve still one week to go with the crowdfunding campaign and we ‘re confident we can hit our target, but we need local people to help us out by telling their friends and families, and sharing on social media.
“We’re really touched by the support the community has already given our project and people from all round the world who donated online too because they believe in what we are doing, That’s why we launched Operation Get Cracking because we wanted to raise the money to get this egg hatched!”
“All of the crowdfunding rewards, lovely items that we have designed and printed ourselves, will make really good Christmas presents. So you can help a local venture and do some shopping locally at the same time.”
The crowdfunding appeal close on November 23 but there’s another chance to check out what the Egg Factory has to offer on Saturday13 December when Made in the Valley host their Christmas arts fair. The team will be offering revellers a chance to make badges, drinks some mulled wine, join in making sessions and take some ‘Elfy Selfies’.