The August draw held two weeks ago brings to a close our 2022/2023 lottery with £1800 awarded in prizes and an amazing £4,300 secured towards a refurbishment of our kitchen. Previous lotteries in 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 provided critical seed money to bid for grants that have resulted in a new roof, insulation and new ceiling, an entire new heating system plus asbestos removal. Along the way volunteers have insulated the Bakehouse and entrance lofts, decorated most of the Hall, refurbished the Lower Bakehouse, bought new chairs and projection equipment, fitted double glazed windows in the Upper Bakehouse, bought and fitted a new water heater and carried out a variety of small maintenance jobs. Our kitchen refurbishment is now finished and we attach images for those who have not yet seen the transformation. We also found that the outer wall needed remedial work on discovering historical damage. Walls have been insulated, windows replaced, a new ceiling with improved lighting installed together with new flooring, worksurfaces, units and appliances. The outcome is a far more hygienic, lighter and functional kitchen. So we now have a warmer, drier and more environmentally friendly space for the community which, until the energy crisis, was also cheaper to run, complete with a modern, better to use and keep clean, kitchen.
The 2023/4 lottery is now being launched with the objective of refurbishing our toilets and replacing the worn out green carpet in the entrance.
We have continued to see a considerable increase in groups now using the Hall. All the above has only been possible through our lottery income so we again say a big ‘THANK YOU’ for your valued support.
We hope that you may feel able to support us again by entering the 2023-24 Village Hall Lottery. Information and an Application Form is attached, should you have any queries please do hesitate to contact our Lottery Promoter, David Graham.