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 We are aware that the current lack of access and outdated facilities are impacting on the ability of a wide number of beneficiaries to attend and benefit from this community venue.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?

We are fortunate to have been awarded £100,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund towards the refurbishment. Although this is tremendous news, we are now seeking community support to secure this award by raising the remaining £30,000 needed to achieve our goals. We very much hope that you will be able to help us!

We’ve set up a JustGiving account so that you can donate securely online:

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If you would rather pay by bank transfer direct to the Clarence Hall account, please email us at and we will send you details, or you can leave a donation in the CRiC Centre next door.

The generosity of those who have supported us already is celebrated on our Supporters page.

Our plans

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

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