Date: Thursday 07 September 2017
A film screening to raise much-need funds for a village hall in Hambrook, West Sussex, gained a helping hand from our Southern Counties team.
We made a welcome donation to the village hall’s Cinema Event, which took place on Saturday 29th July.
The special screening, organised by the village hall committee and the local film society, raised essential funds for restoring the building’s roof, which is in desperate need of insulation.
Steve Tanner, Chairman of Chidham and Hambrook Village Hall, explains: “We’ve already replaced the old tables, chairs and windows and installed a new semi-commercial kitchen, new toilets, and an extension with a wheel chair lift to allow disabled access to the building. Now we are focusing on getting the roof fixed and we estimate that the total cost of all repairs will be around £70,000.
“The Cinema Event therefore was a big part of our new drive to refurbish the hall. The evening was very well supported and, as ever, the film society did a great job in choosing films that were very popular with the audience.
“We have received support for the refurbishment from a number of groups and organisations who use the hall for meetings, which include toddler groups, the Women’s Institute and the film society. Pinewood Nursing Home have also offered their help, and in return we will be giving a special screening at the home for the residents.
“I would like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their support. Their new Kiln Walk site has helped to save the village hall from dying and we hope that the residents at the development will get involved with what goes on at the building.”
Roz Wells, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “We were delighted to make this donation to Chidham and Hambrook Village Hall. We hope everyone enjoyed the film screening and that it helped raise plenty of money to support the building!”
A range of three and four-bedroom homes is currently available to reserve at Kiln Walk.