Crouch End locals launch fundraiser for community events

Residents are fundraising to help cover the cost of recent events like Crouch End Literary Festival

Crouch End
Crouch End

Following a Crouch End resident’s recognition in the ‘Haringey Heroes’ awards last month, locals are fundraising to help the way for events like Crouch End Literary Festival to go ahead.

Chris Arnold, one of the organisers of Crouch End Festival, Crouch End Literary Festival and numerous other local events, was named a ‘Haringey Hero’ last month.

Now, other residents are fundraising £1,500 to go towards the costs involved in these events, and hopefully pave the way for more community projects.

The organiser of the fundraiser Aga Koletsis explained: “Chris has been organising and supporting our local community for many many years, he is one of the people behind Crouch End Festival, he does Uf-Beat, he supports local initiatives and events all year long, often spending own money and making his hands dirty cleaning parks after the events (or all year long). All events are free community but even with support of the involved and volunteers they still cost money in terms of venue, sound, refreshments, additional bits and pieces and it doesn’t feel far that responsibility to pay all bills after falls on Chris which is why I’ve organised the fundraiser.”

£531 has so far been raised.


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