MARLDON VILLAGE HALL – URGENT APPEAL

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ROCK FALL CRISIS AT THE VILLAGE HALL

You will see from the Report below from our Village Hall Treasurer that the Village Hall Council has had a great deal of expense recently with regard to the rock fall at the rear of the building, and we find ourselves in the position of having to start a serious FUND RAISING programme.
Therefore, we will be holding an OPEN MEETING with
AFTERNOON TEA on SUNDAY 5th MAY
from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. in the MAIN HALL.

We hope that everyone who appreciates the part that the Village Hall plays in our community and all those who attend any of the varied activities that take place there, will come along with as many friends as they can muster and find out how we can all help. Thank you very much in anticipation of your support.
Viv Arscott Secretary (tel: 554499)
on behalf of The Chairman Kevin Gue, our Treasurer Ray Harrison (tel: 07980287373) and the Village Hall Council Committee

ROCK FALL CRISIS AT THE VILLAGE HALL

As many of you will be aware, we have suffered severe problems at the back of the Village Hall. Part of the cliff wall became unstable and a few large boulders fell onto the fire escape. In our role as Trustees we were left with no option but to proceed with the costly works now in progress.
The initial survey and scaffolding has already cost the Village Hall £10,400.00 and this has reduced the Bank balance significantly, placing the Hall in a very weak financial position. The remedial work that is being done is predicted to cost another £24,000.00 and we do not have the money to pay for this.
To date we have had £1,600.00 in donations (£500 from Marldon Pantomime Group and £1,100.00 from the Parish Council).
Thankfully, the Parish Council is standing with us. It has pledged its support in helping with funding and has appealed to South Hams District Council for some funds but I have been informed by a visiting Councillor that all funds are now held over until after the next round of local Council elections. Even then funding is unsure!
The Village Hall was entrusted to us and is run by the voluntary Trustees, consisting of members of the organisations that use it. It is your facility so if you are able to fund raise, crowd fund or in any other way help with our urgent need for financial support, please do come along to our Afternoon Tea, on
5th May to share your ideas and get involved.
The Village Hall Charity is now registered with http://www.easyfundraising.
YOUR VILLAGE HALL NEEDS YOU. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NEIGHBOURS ARE AWARE.
Ray Harrison – Treasurer, Village Hall Council (tel: 07980287373)

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