Save the Leaf Hall meeting for volunteers this week

Leaf Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne. August 29th 2013 E35293P
Leaf Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne. August 29th 2013 E35293P

The Leaf Must Not Fall campaign to save Eastbourne’s Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre from closure kicks off with a Supporters’ Event on Thursday night (September 12).

The meeting is at 6pm at the building in Seaside.

Campaigners are inviting local businesses, business people and local organisations to see the inside of the building, the damage that is being caused and asking people and businesses to offer ways in which they can help to keep this important building on the town’s map.

Around £30,000 is needed to pay for essential repairs to the roof as well as interior renovations.

Teri Sayers-Cooper from the campaign said, “The Leaf Must Not Fall Campaign is not just about fundraising. It is about reaching out to the local community to find innovative, fun and exciting ways to raise funds to help put a new roof on the building.

“The Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre is already running the Sponsor a Slate for £10 campaign and, especially for children, the Sponsor a Nail for £1 campaign but knows that there are people in the community who are fantastic at organising fund raisers by doing original and fabulous things.

“Anyone with ideas, skills, business know-how, building experience or trade offers is welcome to attend the event. Just contact the Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre for more information.

“They’d love to see the hall brimming with people so do go along.”

The next fundraising event is a Leaf Tea on September 28 when vintage teas will be served.

Teri said, “The Leaf Hall has a wonderful history, some of this still clear in people’s memories. The trustees are really keen to capture these memories so is holding the Leaf Tea from 2-4.30pm where vintage teas will be available from £3 per head.

“Anyone can come along but especially welcome will be people who can bring photographs, memorabilia and memories to include in the 150th anniversary celebrations. We are particularly interested in 1950s and 1960s memories.”

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