National Lottery funding party for £9,383

LANDS VILLAGE HALL based in High Lands, County Durham is celebrating today after being awarded £9,383 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

Lands Village Hall will use this funding to refurbish the outdated kitchen so the organisation can enhance its ability to support food–related activities and events, and attract more users and hirers. Coffee mornings at Lands Village Hall may well soon be vying for space with Breakfast Clubs and Lunch Clubs in a push to provide the community with good value nutritious hot food at reasonable prices.

National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive.

Lands Village Hall celebrates receiving National Lottery funding
Lands Village Hall receives a cheque for £9,393 from The National Lottery Community Fund. Pictured are (Back row, left to right): David Dodd (treasurer), Michael Donovan, Yvonne Powell, Pat Rogerson, Ted Rogerson; (Behind the cheque): Eden Stokoe and Carol Suddick; (front row, holding the cheque): Dusty the Dog, Alison Deakin (secretary), and Glenn Reffin (chairman). Photograph by Malcolm Steer.

Glenn Reffin, Chairman of Lands Village Hall and project lead said, “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means we can get our kitchen up to the high standards we want for our hall, and can start doing more to support our community.

“I have spent the last few weeks on the edge of my seat waiting for The National Lottery to consider our grant application, but it was a complete relief to receive the funding.

“This is the first stage of a programme of projects to refurbish our hall. It is people playing the National Lottery who have made this possible; it will make a huge difference to the people who use the hall and above all, I can’t thank them enough for their support through The National Lottery.”

Claire Hunt, a hall user said, “What a huge difference this will make to people’s lives in our community. The hall has always been a great place for residents to meet and have a chat; this kitchen refurbishment will certainly mean they can have a natter over a hot meal and puts the hall back at the heart of the local community.”

Lands Village Hall expects to complete this work over summer this year. Further work will progress throughout the year.

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