Sale proceeds aid restoration funds
HALL SUPPORTERS: Lesley and Dave Winney offer handicrafts and preserves at the sale. Picture by Sonia McDuff
Public invited to see Tremayne Hall changes
DELIGHTED trustees of a Mylor Bridge hall have expressed gratitude for the support given to a fundraising event.
A table-top fair at Tremayne Hall raised £437 towards its restoration.
Trustee Val Jeans-Jakobsson said: "I didn't expect many people to come but the hall was packed. As much as anything it was to get people in to see what we've done to the floor, which has been sanded and sealed, and get people thinking that it is a viable venue for different functions."
She said the amount raised was particularly pleasing because it conveniently covered the cost of work to the floor.
The event saw a total of 13 stallholders, who each pad £6 for their table. Proceeds from some of the stalls also went towards the fund.
In addition, cream teas and a raffle were on offer to visitors.
Trustees are currently raising funds for major improvements to the hall's interior and exterior, with grant applications having been made to organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fun.
They hope their own commitment to the project will encourage the grants to be awarded.
Mrs. Jeans-Jakobsson said: "There much more optimism in the air. We have to win over hearts and minds. We are trying to raise the whole profile of the situation so we can get more support than we have in the past. They do say nothing succeeds more than success. We think we're a very deserving cause, because it's a very lovely, Grade Two listed building and it's right in the centre of the village."
(West Briton, 4 December 2004)