Witley-based Dan Eley Foundation smashes fundraising target
The Witley-based Dan Eley Foundation has raised just under £18,000 in a month at its pop-up shop in Godalming High Street.
The total surpasses the foundation’s initial goal of raising between £12,000 and £15,000. The pop-up shop was organised and run by the charity in partnership with Waverley Borough Council and Godalming Town Council.
The foundation was formed by Dan Eley in 2012 following an accident which left him paralysed from the neck down.
The charity – which runs a number of outreach projects and funding initiatives – garnered the support of 30 volunteers as well as generous donations from people.
Charity secretary, and Dan’s mother, Carolyn Eley said: “This money will be used to help young people in the borough whom – through no fault of their own – find themselves in need of support in terms of their emotional state or their educational and vocational needs. This amazing total far exceeds our most optimistic estimate, and we’re grateful for the generosity and support.”
Leader of Waverley Borough Council, Councillor Paul Follows, said: “I am delighted the Dan Eley Foundation not only reached but surpassed their target, raising so much money for a very worthy cause. It’s a great example of how communities can come together.”
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