A rare thing has happened in South Norwood, a community group which exists to serve it’s current community; restricting the tickets to a fair price, with 20% being given away free to those who couldn’t otherwise come.
Crowdfunding is a wonderful way to raise funds, hoping that the community will pledge what they can feasibly afford to give, no matter how small, allowing pricing to be fair and appropriate. It’s easy to stereotype and use pricing to keep out the ‘riff raft’ or create a vibe like Crystal Palace. Stanley Film Club accept South Norwood for what it is, warts and all, and our community should accept nothing less.
It is a brave move for SFC, as if they don’t hit their target they get nothing, which only results in providing less of a free fun packed afternoon for all the kids.
It is Christmas, most people are broke but even 50p may make the difference, all church congregations could step up and offer support to ensure that kindness, respect and integrity are key to a good community, not in principle but in practice.
A community is only as good as those who participate, whilst a younger generation will follow the standards we set.
LETS TRY AND ENSURE SNF ARE SUCCESSFUL. THIS CAN BE SEEN AS A PRECEDENT AND SET THE STANDARD FOR OTHERS.
Success may also be the first nail in the coffin, encouraging others to continue hammering; a clear message that South Norwood may not be pretty at first glance but its a fucking great place to live.