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                                                                     IMPORTANT NOTICE 17th APRIL 2024

Your Hall is at the heart of your small community, but we are running desperately short of funds and could face closure.

About 10 years ago BGCBC intended on closing the hall and there was uproar across our community. We need your help again.

The hall opened in 1934 and was built by local miners who gave a penny a week (equivalent to about £9 today) out of their pay to get it built. We are asking that the community show the same generosity as those miners, and donate whatever they can afford to keep the hall open. Every small donation will help.

We run as a not-for-profit organisation and we receive no funding from the local authority. The Directors are all unpaid volunteers and all income goes back into maintaining the 90 year old hall and paying overheads such as heating, cleaning, council tax, recycling, statutory testing requirements etc..

We were covering our costs with income, prior to Covid, but with our fuel bills having more than quadrupled, we are now struggling to cover our expenditure. Our beautiful hall is about to celebrate being a community hub for 90 years, but our days are numbered, as it stands. The hall is used by all ages across our local area, including coffee mornings, Parent & Toddler groups, a Dementia Cafe group, Gentle Exercise for older members of our community, yoga, kick-boxing and Baby Sensory play, to name but a few. It is a hub for tackling lonliness and social,isolation across all generations.

We hold regular events, such as Chinese Auctions, Music Nights, Bingo and Race Nights- anything we can think of to bring in income to keep your Hall open.

Funds are desperately needed to keep your hall open, to provide a venue for all members of your community to utilise, as it has within our community for 90 years. Please help us save our Hall for future generations. Even a donation of £5 will help us keep your hall open.

                                                                                                            Thank You

Volunteers to help in the maintenance and upkeep of our hall are always welcome. If you can spare a couple of hours a month to help with internal and external up keep, fundraising, advertising or light gardening to look after the flower boxes, or if you have good DIY skills, please get in touch.
We are now able to provide additional parking for large groups making one off evening and weekend bookings

This year we celebrate 90 years since the opening. Join us in July for our 90th birthday celebrations. Local miners gave a penny a week from their wages to build your hall. Still going strong!

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How was your visit to the Hall ?  Please send us your comments via an email and we will publish them on the REVIEWS page
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                   COMING SOON

Support your volunteer led, not for profit community hall and enjoy a not for profit bar , live music to suit all tastes and a dance….if you feel inclined . Everyone welcome but ticket numbers are restricted to 100

Tickets from Wendy Short by messenger only ( not via commenting!)or ring 07432554443. Please be advised tickets sell very quickly for these events

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