Member of the Month // Sandleheath Village Hall
Sandleheath is a rural village, formally a brick-making centre, located to the west of Fordingbridge. Its village hall has become the focal point in the community for young families, and also an above-average elderly population.
Unlike neighbouring parishes, Sandleheath has no communal meeting place and so the registered charity Sandleheath Village Hall, has taken a 25-year lease on the vacant St. Aldhelm’s building in the village. The community hall provides space for activities, clubs and private hire. They aim to raise £150,000 to fully refurbish the building and convert it into a contemporary village hall and much-needed community centre, with disabled facilities.
So far, through generous municipal and commercial grants, coupled with their local fundraising efforts, they have acquired £80,000, but they now need to raise the remainder!
How can you help?
Are you looking to improve your skills?
Sandleheath particularly encourage youth volunteers. Helping the village hall is a great way to get involved in your community and, if you’re looking for work, such charity volunteering looks great on your CV!
Would you like to contribute to preserving a beautiful building at the heart of your community?
Sandleheath village hall warmly welcome any possible donations to contribute to the refurbishment appeal, you can do this by visiting the donation page on their website.