It's all systems go for village hall renovation
Children enjoying a Christmas party at Tremayne Hall to raise awareness of its importance to Mylor. Picture by Colin Ross
Fundraising efforts pay off as volunteers muck in to transform centre
by Ginette Harris
EFFORTS being made in Mylor to raise funds to renovate the Tremayne Hall are paying off, with a rapidly growing band of supporters who are giving their time, energy and money.
The management committee, which runs the hall and officially launched a major fundraising campaign seven weeks ago, recently staged a table top sale as part of a programme of events, including a children's party.
It has also said a "huge thank you" to everyone who has come forward to help.
"We have had cleaners, painters, gardeners, cooks and fundraisers all working hard, with great results," said fundraising secretary Val Jeans-Jakobsson. "I must given special mention here to Michael Taylor (table tennis club), who has worked as hard as ten men."
There are plenty of opportunities, so please get in touch if you would like to do something to help. We can make use of every available talent."
Grant applications have been made and the committee has to show there is a desire for the hall to be restored and there are people willing to help. Work has started on the roof and the hall floor has been professionally sanded and sealed.
"The hall is more usable now and we hear that the WI will soon be returning. They and others will be pleased to learn that we shall soon be employing a cleaner for two hours each week."
Village organisations have been asked if they will each organise an event to help the fund and so far 18 have begun to plan events.
The Table Top Sale made a profit of £437 while the children's party run by Fit 'n Fun, was not a fundraiser, but to raise awareness of the importance of the hall. A total of 45 under sevens enjoyed a bouncy castle, games, puppet show and face painting.
(West Briton, 9 December 2004)