Funds are running short 22 April 2017
Hi All to you generous supporters of The Friends of Roland's Wood Charitable Trust. If you aren't aware we acquired the Lavender's Land late last year and now we are busy with plans to develop the land into a park for the entire community to enjoy. We incurred a substantial debt of $437,000 to acquire the land and this incurs interest payable monthly. We also have to fund the resource consent to subdivide a few sections off to repay our debt. The cost of this application is around $10,000. That with interest costs we are quickly running low on funds. Any further donations would be of great assistance to get us through this initial phase. Our aim is to have all the debt paid off by the end of 2018 and also have a reasonably healthy bank balance so we can fund further development of things like the access, car park, a planting program. We also want to get a container on site to store our tools and a tractor we have been kindly donated the use of from a very generous benefactor. Other plans include bbq areas, composting toilets, an agility area for dogs, a small dog area. A native planted area with tracks down to the Wiroa stream and perhaps a visitor centre. So if you can help it would very much appreciated and also please help spread the word.
Thanks very much. Simon Upperton - Chair - FoRW CT