Fundraising

Fundraising

What are we fundraising for?

In the post lockdown environment, we’re responding to our 2020 Community Survey by refurbishing the Clarence Hall to ensure we’re able to host a full range of inclusive activities for individuals and groups of all ages.

Phase 1 of the refurbishment will include: a new and upgraded kitchen; new toilet facilities; new disability access toilet including a baby change area; a small bar; and a new accessible entrance into the hall with ramped access from the A40 and car park. You can get regular updates on our progress on our News Page.

Why are we doing this?

An essential part of this project is to make the building more accessible for people with disabilities, for older people and for parents using buggies and pushchairs. We are aware that the current lack of access and outdated facilities are impacting on the ability of a wide number of beneficiaries to attend and benefit from this community venue.

What support do we have?

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have exceeded our initial fundraising target of £95,000.  This is 
tremendous news and 
means that we have secured our grant of £100,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund, which was awarded in September 2021, raising over £205,000 in total.

We are very grateful to everyone who has supported our campaign. All those who have contributed to the Refurbishment Fund are celebrated on our Supporters page.

Our intention is to continue fundraising over the next year to ensure that the specification for the refurbishment is as good as it can be and will deliver all the benefits we anticipate. In particular, feedback received from recent consultations with our key partners has suggested that a commercial grade kitchen would support many additional activities, including a seniors’ lunch club or Meals on Wheels service.

Information on our fundraising events is available on the What’s On section of this website.  A link to our JustGiving fundraising page is here.

You can also join our Clarence Hall 500, a monthly lottery which raises funds for the refurbishment whilst offering members the opportunity to win monthly cash prizes.  Just complete and return this form (Clarence Hall 500 Signup)

 

Our plans

There is more information about our plans on this slide show:

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