Walmsley Church Community Hall supporters will hold a series of live events
CHURCH Community Hall supporters are hosting a series of live music events to help them raise £50,000 for their refurbishment.
Three different events will take place over the next few months, with a variety of tribute acts on stage at Walmsley Community Hall.
The first of the live events, Ultimate Legends, will take place on Saturday May 14 and will pay tribute to legends like Elton John, Michael Jackson, Prince, Queen, Robbie Williams, Michael Bublé, George Michael and David Bowie.
People also have the opportunity to dress up.
Lobby manager Gemma Gardiner said, “I’m really looking forward to it.
“The last event was a great success.
“A lot of locals got together.
“It’s nice to see so many people getting together again and enjoying the live music in the room.”
The room includes a full bar, and this time they will be adding professional lighting.
All tickets include a pasta and pea dinner.
Some of their previous fundraising initiatives have included a Family Quiz Night, Coffee Morning and a Ladies Giveaway Night.
The fundraiser is expected to help upgrade the building, including the washrooms, as well as other upgrades to the Walmsley Community Hall.
Nicola Kate Collinson, runs Active Afterschool and uses the room for breakfast and after school club.
As part of her efforts to help, she created a Facebook Marketplace page to raise funds.
She said: ‘It’s going better than I could have imagined.
“Anything we can collect for this is awesome, and everyone has been so supportive.
“We have to take care of these community places, because if we don’t, we could lose them.
“It’s our big effort to keep it really open.”
The hall has been an integral part of the area since its construction in 1986, part of the new Christ Church Walmsley, which was built in 1839.
The hall is home to after-school clubs, playgroups, lunch clubs and more.
Howdens Joinery donated a completely new kitchen, along with appliances, and agreed to install it as well.
Gemma said the amount of repairs needed is around five years as it is such an old building.
She added: “It’s important for the community, which not only helps raise funds, but brings people together.
“We must cherish the buildings we have and work together to invest while we still have them.
“It would mean a lot to see the community come together for a building that has supported them in so many ways.”
Anyone interested in purchasing items can find out more on their Facebook Marketplace page.
Donations are also sought.
For more information and to reserve tickets, contact Hall Manager Gemma Gardiner at [email protected]