You’ll all know that this blog is all about community and the things that bring us all together – be it a bit of current affairs, history, discussion or appeals for help: well, Clayhanger Community Centre needs our help if it is to survive.
Lisa Taylor has been working he colleagues to keep Clayhanger Community Centre a vital and well-loved resource for the village, and has written to tell me why they need our help and donations:
We are a group of volunteers who have been organising activities in clayhanger since 2003. In 2013 we managed to obtain a building to run from which was the old George and Dragon pub in the heart of the village. The centre provides activities such as children’s and youth clubs, stay and play sessions, open days, coffee mornings, yoga, playschemes etc.
However the centre receives no statutory funding and is totally reliant on grants and fundraising by the volunteers. We cannot get grants for utility bills and unless we raise £5000 to meet these costs for the next 12 months we will have to close the doors.
We are desperately seeking donations however small to prevent this. We also need help maintaining the building and gardens so if you or a company you know can help please contact us on 01543 820645 or 07872 442967.
You can donate to the appeal using this GoFundMe page here (the site is like JustGiving), or by dropping in to the centre. Financial donations are wonderful, but also stuff that could maybe be raffled is always welcome too.
The volunteers who work very hard indeed for nothing more than the love of their community deserve our support and respect, and I implore readers to donate if they can.
The Community Centre provides excellent facilities – let’s not lose a good thing.
If you want, you can mail me or comment here: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.