Wow, our project group are so busy after the summer holidays.
Our project to raise money for our local hostel and citizen’s house is moving to the next phase; raising money.
Monday last week, we had an information day, where everyone could come in and talk with us and get more information on the project. It was a great success, money just came rolling in.
By now we’ve managed to raise more than DKK 100.000 (of the one million which is required to get started), by private donations only. That’s great, but we need more money.
Desperately! And now!
We’ve in touch with local businesses to raise more money. We need DKK 300.000 by the end of September for the first downpayment and take over the buildings. Otherwise the whole project will be shut down. The buildings will be sold to a private developer and demolished. Which will be so sad, the buildings are beautiful and a great part of Brandes history.
The initial steps to develop insulin were made here. The doctor who made the first tests, later moved to Sealand and founded Novo Nordisk which today is world leading manufacturer of insulin.
We are also trying to raise money from large funds, that are specialized in finding and restoring old buildings. The initial contact is positive.
I’ve created a Go Fund Me page, please feel free to donate.
Every little donation counts, for our community it is vital that we keep the hostel running.
We are all doing this for free, all money goes directly to the project and thereby our local community.
Brande hosts an international community today. When I moved here 22 years ago, the inhabitants were “inbred” for generations, except for a few refugees from Afghanistan and Bosnia which everyone were very suspicious about. Even me were they suspicious about! Young, single female from another part of the country… that was not common in a very closed community.
Now, we have welcomed more than 50 different nationalities at Siemens Gamesa and Bestseller within the last 15 years and many have decided to stay. English, German, Indian and Chinese is spoken on the streets today, in schools and kindergartens and nobody finds it strange any longer.
The dynamics of living in an international community are very rewarding and we would like this development to continue.
The hostel and citizens house are only the beginning of our further development of our community.
So please donate!