Over the past 30 years since our Dovetail project, which was aimed at further developing links with our local community, our entire premises have been well used by Church and Community. Now, there is an urgent need to address the huge rise in the cost of heating and replace our inefficient boilers and the heating controls. We also need to make all our rooms accessible to all by installing a lift to the upper floor and upgrade the toilets in the Hall side of the building.
This means that we need to raise about £200k ourselves plus equivalent amounts in grants and other sources of finance. We are delighted to have raised a massive £40,000 by 21 January! Such a great beginning! Our next target is another £40,000 by the end of April.
Do have a look at our visual aid on the Mission Board in the Linkway - the image of a building which Katrina has created with a lift which will rise as each stage in the fundraising is achieved. See all the tiny details of the people who are using this diagramatic building! Such an eloquent representation of all we already do week by week!
Barbara Ackroyd, Diane Pugh and Barbara Lowe are co-ordinating fundraising events large and snall and putting together a calendar of them. Please speak to any of these 3 Stewards with your ideas for fundraising events. We will help find other people to help you.
The very enjoyable Quiz and Supper on Saturday 16 February raised £313 for 30 Years On!
Forthcoming fundraising events:
Saturday 2 March 6pm
Concert by the Boys Brigade Band and Songs by the Hand in Hand Puppets. Donations for the 30 Years On project
Regular fund raising
Also as part of our fundraising we are offering our very popular bacon baps in the Café on Saturday mornings for £3.50 each.
On alternate Thursday mornings, there is a cake stall in the LInkway. Do come and bring cakes and biscuits for sale!