To unlock the £4.4 million investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we need to raise a further £1.6 million . In April this year, we kick-started our fundraising by launching an appeal to our members, with a target of £70,000.

We’ve received an amazing response and so far we have raised an enormous £85,000! In addition we have raised £137,000 from other individual support, giving a combined total of £222,000. A massive thank you to everyone who has supported the appeal so far – you’re helping to turn our vision into a reality.

This is just the beginning for us, as we still need to reach our £1.6 million goal and make this incredible project happen. These first donations are vital in showing others that the project really does have the support of our members, and will help us reach that target.