Minus the crowdfunded fees we are left with just under £2000 to begin the renovation, this was expected so im glad we managed to raise over our intial goal to prevent the charges making a bigger dent in our total.
Other platforms like Kickstarter and Gofundme were considered but ultimately wouldn't have done the cause justice, as the business models for these sites didn't reflect the purpose of this campaign.
Unlike Crowdfunder, Kickstarter was designed for businesses and creator/s. Gofundme also shared this model but revolved more around the individual through endorsing them as opposed to a brand or company (GofundME, not my company, ME!).
This campaign had nothing to do with me, so it made no sense to market it in such a way.
Just through browsing these sites it was clear it wouldn't suit so it was crowdfunder to the rescue, and with its proven track record for successfully funding humanitarian causes I could find inspiration here and learn from successful campaigners.