Foodhall Sheffield surpasses £2000 fundraising target to regain music licence

Written by Louisa Hinks

Foodhall Sheffield have surpassed their fundraising goal of £2000, needed to regain their music licence, after hosting 6 weeks of fundraisers.

Their total currently stands at £2150 and now they can host late night events again.

Foodhall is a social eating space, community kitchen and DIY arts and events space. They tackle food waste, food insecurity and social isolation.

The community at Foodhall is a safe space for LGBT+ people, people of colour, workers and unemployed people, migrants and refugees.

Emmott Baddeley, a Foodhall volunteer said: “We’ve raised £1650 via our online Crowdfunder, plus £500 in cash from our fundraising event hosted last week which means we’ve now smashed through our target. However, we don’t want to stop there, as every little bit donated goes right back into our work of building space for communities.”

Their fundraising events included music from local DJs around Sheffield and selling food cooked and baked by their volunteers.

Emmott added: “Our funding has taken a severe hit so now that we’re set up to continue our late-night events, the longevity of our project is looking much more well secured!”

Being able to pay for their music license means that they can continue social justice work across Sheffield.

As well as surpassing the target, Foodhall have seen a significant increase in volunteer applications and more volunteers doing shifts in the new location.

Emmott continued: ‘We hosted our first party which had to end early. But was so lovely. The atmosphere was amazing, everyone was so happy and relaxed’.

Tomorrow, the 27 November, Foodhall are hosting Pickle Fest hosted by Megija Anna Cekule as a launch party for their secured funding.

You can attend Foodhall’s events which are advertised on their Facebook and Twitter pages and donate via their Crowdfunding page.

Written by Louisa Hinks

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