Today Wilsden Village Hall announced the launch of a new fundraising drive, the 40 Candles Birthday Appeal, in the run up to the building’s 40th anniversary on 19th June next year. The appeal has been launched on a key date for the hall, 40 years to the day since the foundation stone was laid by the people of Wilsden.
The appeal aims to raise £500 for every year of the hall’s life – £20,000 in total – to completely refurbish the ageing building, making it a brighter, pleasanter place for the more than 30 groups who use it on a weekly basis. These include the nursery, uniformed groups, dance and fitness classes, community library, walkers, youth club, after-school and holiday clubs, art group and many more.
Wilsden Village Hall is a brilliant venue at the heart of our community and we are lucky to have it. As a not-for-profit, self-funding charity, it relies on a combination of user fees and fundraising to cover its substantial costs.
The hall is held in trust for the people of Wilsden – it belongs to all of us and we all have a stake in its future. Together we can reach our target!
We are asking villagers and hall user groups to support the hall in one of the following ways:
- Organise a fundraiser for us – we’ve created a special fundraising pack to help!
- Uniformed and youth groups can take part in the 40 Candles Challenge to organise a fundraiser and earn a badge
- Join our 100 Club monthly lottery
- Become a Friend of WVH
- Make a personal donation
Text WVHC40 £5 to 70070 to donate £5 to the appeal now!