The heart of the leisure centre is the main sports hall, which has been looking tatty and in desperate need of refurbishment for many years. The hall is 8m high at the apex, and it is just far too big of a job to ask volunteers to do. So we are starting a fundraising campaign to raise the £6,300 (inc. VAT) we need to paint the hall.
Our fantastic volunteers have so far, put in an amazing 350 hours of their time to get areas of the centre that are finished painted and ready to occupy as soon as we are able to open again. However, there is a LOT more still to do!!
We are aware it’s a terrible time to be asking for money- but many of the grants we had earmarked to apply for have dried up, and we have obviously not had our usual income due to having to be closed, so this really is a last resort.
If you aren’t able to donate your time, then please consider donating any amount that you are able to afford. Even small amounts will add up, especially if you are able to add gift aid to your donation (please scroll down the donation page and complete the gift aid declaration to add 25% extra to your donation at no extra cost to yourself)
Without the sports hall being painted, the refurbishment will feel incomplete, and if we have to wait to have this work done, it will require a further (minimum) 2 week closure down the line and more loss of income. We really feel it’ll let the centre down if we have to reopen without having the hall refurbished, and that feels like we’re letting all the volunteers who have given so many hours of their time down too.
Could you donate the cost of your usual gym membership? Or what you’d normally be spending at Roller Skating with us? Or even what you have saved on petrol by working from home?
Donate to help us paint the hall!
We’d love the hall to look as great as the rest of the centre, which has been refurbished and painted by our brilliant volunteers. But the hall is too big and high – we need the professionals! Any help would be much appreciated!