Wac Arts ‘Love Local’…

Thorntons Budgens Love Local

Launching the new ‘Love Local’ fundraising link between Wac Arts and its Belsize Park branch, Budgens marketing assistant, Kajan Lal, spent Thursday lunchtime being interviewed for Wac Wonder Web’s radio show.

IMG_1351Wonder Web students, Chris West and Francesca Cutri, joined Wac Arts youth and disability officers, Melanie Ancliff and Maggie Mendy, at the store. Putting a range of questions to Kajan, he was asked to talk about the ‘Love Local’ charity scheme and the reasons why Wac Arts was chosen to be their local charity.

Under the ‘Love Local’ charity scheme, Wac Arts neighbours, Thornton’s Budgens in Belsize Park, will be fundraising for Wac Wonder Web for the next six weeks.

Completing the ‘Love Local’ flavour of the day, local newspaper, the Ham & High, came along and took photos, interviewing Wac Arts staff and students! Thornton’s Budgens customers were also interviewed and topics raised included the range of items that the money raised will fund.

IMG_1368Students and staff were able to talk about their ‘new equipment wish list’. They also described Wac Arts’ new fundraising efforts to ensure that our projects and services can continue to run and also to remain at the forefront in this important and developing arts area. The newly launched ‘Wac Arts Backers’ individual giving scheme was of particular interest to many shoppers – and many of them were able to chat to Wac Arts members over the complimentary olives and range juice!

Thank you once again to Thornton’s Budgens in Belsize Park… we ‘Love Local’ too!