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Closed 18/04/2019

raised of £6,195 target by 66 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,894 to Make vital repairs to Penistone Leisure Centre's Roof

    Penistone, Sheffield
    Funded on Thursday, 18th April 2019

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    You may be aware that we have grand plans to renovate and extend Penistone Leisure Centre to make it accessible and useful to everyone! We've been busy drawing up plans for a new and wonderful Leisure Centre, and applying for funding from various grant providers to make this dream a reality.

    You can see full details of the plans HERE

    We were delighted to receive funding from Blackstone Edge Community Wind Farm Fund to make repairs to our old and leaking pitched roof, to re-roof a flat roof at the back of the centre, to install new A-Rated Windows in the front of the building, and to install LED lighting in the main hall. It felt GREAT to see the scaffolding going up, and work beginning on this first stage of works.

    The scaffolding went up, and today we were dealt the blow that the damage to the roof is MUCH worse than expected and than we had been quoted to repair. In the centre of the pitched roof, there is a massive roof-light. Nearly all the glass panels in this roof-light are cracked or broken and the wooden frame that holds the glass is badly decayed and fragile. This repair is vital and urgent to safeguard the centre, and prevent further damage to the floor in the hall. We have been quoted £7,080 to make the roof safe and watertight, and now URGENTLY need to raise this amount, as it isn't covered by the grant.

    We had been planning on launching 'Penistone Leisure Centre's Big Build Fund' soon, with the aim to raise around £50k overall. But as it turns out, 'soon' isn't soon enough! We are heading towards a critical cash flow problem, so without help from the community, the project could stall, or worse- go under! As you can appreciate, this would be utterly heartbreaking for the many volunteers and centre users who have put their time and effort into the Leisure Centre for the last 7 years. This is just the start of the fundraising...

    Perhaps you remember coming here as a child? Perhaps you bring your children here now? Can you imagine a Penistone without 'the drill hall'? We can't!

    Please support us in providing sports facilities for everyone, and a community place for Penistone. Please consider donating what you can afford (ANY amount is appreciated!) to help us through this problem, and towards our end goal!



    • Frances Barkworth5 years ago
      Frances Barkworth

      Frances Barkworth

      5 years ago

      We've raised a fantastic £5114 towards the roof now, and will shortly be closing this fundraising page. We still have a little way to go to reach the total needed for the roof though, so please do think of us if you win the lotto! We've set up a charity profile on a website called 'Wonderful' where you can donate to us without us getting charged for it- and it's also possible to add gift aid too, to increase your donation.

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    • Frances Barkworth5 years ago
      Frances Barkworth

      Frances Barkworth

      5 years ago

      We're delighted to say we hit the £3150 target that we needed to be able to allow the roofers to go ahead (due to some offline donations combined with this justgiving page too!) So we're incredibly grateful to each and every one of you who got us there! Our current total (correct at 3:30 on Monday 25th March) is £4874! The total required to pay for the roof entirely is £6195, so we're just £1321 away from paying for it completely! Can you help us get there?

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    • Frances Barkworth5 years ago
      Frances Barkworth

      Frances Barkworth

      5 years ago

      Parker Maythorn have kindly offered to let us pay half of the money now, and the other half next year- So the total we need to get to by Monday 25th is now £3150! We currently have £1500 in offline donations, so our current total is £2664 (correct as of 9pm on 22/3) We have just under £500 more to find before Monday (and then the rest!) Can you help us get there? Please SHARE to help us reach more people!

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    5 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 4/3/2019 14.22



    • James Robinson

      James Robinson

      Apr 2, 2019

    • Peter Cross

      Peter Cross

      Mar 28, 2019

      Our children have spent many enjoyable hours there in the past. All grown up now but hope this will help to keep the facilities for the next generation


    • Louise Scanlan

      Louise Scanlan

      Mar 28, 2019

      Good luck guys.


    • Anonymous


      Mar 27, 2019

      Good luck guys, you are doing a great job

    • Linda Marsh

      Linda Marsh

      Mar 26, 2019

      Hope you raise the money. A valuable community resource.


    • Claire


      Mar 26, 2019

      Good luck with your fundraising.


    • Mavis  Shaw

      Mavis Shaw

      Mar 25, 2019

      Keep up the good work


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    Frances Barkworth

    Frances Barkworth

    Penistone, Sheffield

    My name is Frances Greenwood and I am a Volunteer and Communications Officer at PLC.

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