Art of successful campaigning: Save The Forest

The art of campaigning – don’t give up.  Save The Forest are nearly half-way towards raising the cash they need to buy back their iconic arts cafe. Their next big fundraiser is at Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Leith on Friday 23 September from 6.30pm when 30 local and international artists donate original works for a silent art auction to help bridge the gap.

So far Save The Forest have raised almost £50,000 and gained influential support of MSPs like Fiona Hyslop, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs.   Now the very energetic and determined campaigners are urging supporters for another big heave to reach the full £100,000 which they need to buy back 3 Bristo Place.

The charity art auction (the second event of its kind) is being held at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall from 6:30-10:00pm. As the press release sent to us by Forest campaigner Iain Christie  says:

“This is an incredible opportunity for everyone to not only view fine art, but to take it home at the end of the night. With raffle tickets for £1 and opening bids on all pieces at £5, original art has never been more available to the public. Entry is free with live acoustic sets by surprise special guests. This unique event further highlights how The Forest strives to bring our community together.”

And of course the fundraising doesn’t stop there. See the Forest blog for news and many more inventive ideas for raising cash, including the  Forest Burrito Squad.

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