Mary Green is a Trustee of the Space Field @ Lane Group and writes:
“Our group of community volunteers has been working together for several years now to bring about a ‘new beginning’ to the former community centre at the heart of the Field Lane Estate in Rastrick in West Yorkshire.
“The centre has been closed for seven years and the estate is desperately short of a facility of this nature where our community can come together. Our aim is to bring about activities for all generations, opportunities for socialising at the planned community café, training and vital opportunities for the young people of the estate and much more.
“We have taken the building over from the Council and have design plans in place to complete the major refurbishment it needs, including 2 big spaces which need new ceilings, lighting etc. We are some two thirds of the way towards the total funding of £480,000 required. This is a huge amount, but we have unfortunately already had to scale back to make the project feasible. The estimated cost for removal and replacement of the existing ceiling alone is £16,000 including vat and fees. To win a Dune eVo ceiling would be an incredible boost and enable us to add major value to other parts of the refurbishment – bringing back some of the key enhancements we have needed to forfeit.
“We have achieved so much already and are just ‘ordinary’ people determined to make this happen. We have brought the building into our own hands, held consultation days and events, raised over £300,000 in grants and worked with a local project team to pull together the refurbishment plans. Winning this competition would not only provide us with precious practical and financial help but would be such a morale boost. To have encouragement and support from a business such as Armstrong Ceiling Solutions as well as from individuals and our funders would be absolutely invaluable.
“Our project truly is a ‘new beginning’ for local residents, the estate and wider community who have come together to support the building becoming ‘The Space @ Field Lane- Our Space, Our Place” – a vibrant community hub. We really hope that a Dune eVo Armstrong ceiling will become an invaluable part of it.”
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