Since the Eastgate closed its doors on 23 March following the government-enforced lockdown measures, the Friends Committee has been busy looking at ways to raise funds. Friends have generously rallied round the Eastgate Fighting Fund and contributed over £10,000 since 19 March (this is in addition to £5,000 from our remaining bank balance from 2019-20).

Friends have also initiated the joint #eastgateathome campaign, launched on 1 June, as part of the Eastgate’s Open Doors Just Giving campaign. We are gathering a wide range of videos (short and not so short!) which illustrate the widely creative community in which we live.  These will be listed on the Eastgate home page much like regular events, and will be flagged through social media channels. Do keep an eye out … you may see someone you know and may even want to get involved yourselves!


For all the latest Friends news, please see our most recent newsletters:

Click here to open APRIL 2020 Newsletter

Click here to open MAY 2020 Newsletter