Posted By Jessie
Resurfacing Treetops

Feb 17The court surface at Russell Terrace in Newtown is rarely deserted. It’s a popular location for skaters, children, basketball players and all manner of Newton community members – but it’s also in trouble. As it’s a 1971 rollerskating rink, the concrete is seriously deteriorating, making it unsafe to skate on and unaccessible for some people.

Here’s where the #TreetopsDIY campaign comes in. The team behind this PledgeMe campaign want to get the concrete surface diamond-grinded, which will eliminate the weathered surface and leave behind a polished finish for its users. They already have a letter of approval from Wellington City Council and a quote from specialist Garth Urquhart – now they just need the funds to make it happen! We had a chat to organiser Tom Culy about how they’re reaching out to their crowd:

How are you finding the campaign so far?

Awesome support so far. Large pledges I didn’t expect, easy to follow progress, good alerts.

What do you have planned for the rest of your campaign – anything for us to look forward to?

We plan to do a promotion each week and do some signage, the Dom Post has contacted me and we are talking to Capital Times also 🙂

Anything you want to shout out to your crowd?

Thanks to the crowd over 30%! of the way towards the goal but we need more support, please share!

To get behind #TreetopsDIY and save the skating rink, check out their awesome project campaign right here.

 

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