Community centre plans given a £25,000 boost

Community centre plans given a £25,000 boost

by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

The Trustees of Hesketh Bank Community Centre are having a double celebration after being successful in securing £25,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation, which takes them over their target of £394,000 for their redevelopment plans.

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a grant-giving charity based in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1958 by Canadian businessman Willard Garfield Weston, who moved to the UK with his family in 1932.

During his lifetime he contributed to numerous humanitarian causes, both personally and through his companies, most notably Associated British Foods.

Steve Kirby, Chairman, said: “This means so much to us, as we can now provide our community with the new hall it desperately needs”.

The Trustees are now taking forward their plans and hope to start work next month, with additional fundraising now being sought for landscaping, fixtures and fittings, and unexpected costs that have been incurred.

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