A donation page has been set up to save Super Saturday of Sport in Chiswick.
After Hounslow council pulled funding from the free community sports event, people far and wide have shown their support by calling on organiser Kirsten Lonsdale to set up a funding page.
Created on Wednesday (February 23), in just three days people have shown their generosity and helped raise £420.
Mrs Lonsdale has been juggling working and motherhood and hopes to get more local businesses on board following talks with some companies in the area.
She said: “I have been working incredibly hard in the last week coming up with a sponsorship plan for local businesses to help me cover the costs of the event and have been taking some good advice on how to make the event not only just survive but continue to grow and expand.
“You can’t keep me down for long!
“I had Chiswick residents contact me about making small donations to the event and it was suggested that I create a crowd funding site to accept the money.”
Super Saturday of Sport was launched in Chiswick in 2013, and expanded to Feltham last year .
The last two events have received financial support from the council, with £6,000 being contributed by the borough in 2015 to cover operational expenses.
£6,000 needed to ensure sports event can go ahead this summer
Therefore the target is to raise £6,000 for the event in Turnham Green.
The mum-of-two has pledged to hire a climbing wall for the event in June this year, which costs £800, and will be free to use like all the other sports activities on the day.
Councillor Steve Curran, leader of Hounslow Council, said: “We funded last year’s Chiswick Super Saturday as part of the Festival of Rugby for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
“It was always a one-off and, unfortunately, is not something the council can afford to take on every year, which the organiser was made aware of.
“We do all we can despite central government cuts to our funding, from which we have to make tough decisions like this.
“We’re funding Feltham Super Saturday again this year because of the regeneration and development work in the area.”
Cllr Curran said the council will provide support for Chiswick Super Saturday through its community partners.
Built on the Olympics legacy, Super Saturday was launched in 2013, as a way of giving something back to the community while getting people more active.
Last year, crowds of more than 8,000 people descended on Turnham Green to enjoy a variety of sports from wheelchair rugby and rowing to taekwondo and wrestling.