The Witham Hall
Fundraising at The Witham
A major fundraising campaign to help equip and expand the activities of The Witham has been launched by the project partnership of Durham County Council, Barnard Castle Vision and The Witham Hall Ltd.
The partners hope to raise £350,000 to help pay for specialist equipment, fixtures and fittings and support running costs and the expansion of the community events programme.
It is part of a wider project, which will see the historic Witham buildings restored and improved, the council Library refurbished and expanded to incorporate a Customer Access Point and new office accommodation.
The partnership working between the three organisations to develop the project has already become award-winning after being highly commended in the 2012 Action for Market Town’s Awards in the partnership and strategic working category.
Chris Clark, chair of The Witham Hall Ltd, said: “The Witham has played a part in the lives of many individuals and groups who have attended activities, classes or events. We hope they will be excited about the new buildings and returning to much improved facilities.
“The Witham will be able to expand its activities and will be a centre for use by the community, commercial and cultural organisations. With new facilities will be able to provide a high quality service to all of our customers. We see this as a new future for the building and a major benefit to the town’s people and future generations.”
A series of fundraising events are planned and a Just Giving page has been set up at www.justgiving.com/thewitham for anyone who wants to support the campaign.