A church community is rallying round to raise £75,000 to renovate North Huddersfield parish rooms.
The Parish of The Holy Redeemer – which includes Our Lady of Lourdes, Sheepridge – launched the appeal earlier this year to renovate a house owned by the parish in 30 New North Road.
The parish now plans to raise funds to overhaul the rooms to be split into three fully accessible meeting rooms, dedicated rehearsal facilities for the youth choirs, adult choir and music group.
In addition, the development of two student flats will provide ongoing revenue for the parish.
Father Ian Smith, Parish Priest said: “Over the past six years our parish has settled into being a vibrant, prayerful and thriving community, with many activities going on across our three churches.
“However, our function and meeting spaces are limited, and in some cases inaccessible to our older or infirm fellow parishioners.
“We need to provide for them and for all parishioners, and by redeveloping this beautiful house and returning it to use we can do that.”
So far the appeal has raised £11,127.39 and further fundraising events are in the pipeline.
Father Smith added: “In total the parish needs to raise £75,000 to fully restore and furnish the building from its current state. Whilst this may seem a large amount, the space it will provide will be invaluable to the whole parish.”
Families, schools and groups can help too by making joint purchases and by holding fundraising events.
A breakdown of ways to donate is as follows:
l £10 for a single brick
l £50 for a door
l £100 to renovate a window
l £500 for the lighting in one of the new meeting rooms
l £1,000 to complete the electrics in one of the new meetings rooms
l £2,000 for a new boiler for one of the floors
l £5,000 to furnish the new rooms
l £10,000 to name one of the new meeting rooms
For more information go to www.holyredeemerparish.co.uk