Members of a community centre have raised the roof after villagers helped fund “urgent” building repairs.

Several individuals and Colne Valley groups responded to Slaithwaite Community Centre Association’s appeal to help raise money to make external repairs to the leaking roof of the building on Bankgate.

They made the request due to not having enough money themselves to complete all necessary work.

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Among the fundraisers was Pam Wood, a committee member, who ran the Wakefield marathon to raise funds, and The Green Valley Grocer on Carr Lane, who donated the charity cash back money from the sale of tickets for the Huddersfield Giants .

Local businesses Hystat Systems, SB Homes, Spectrum Yarns and Thornton and Ross all donated money, along with the Colne Valley Lions and the Huddersfield Common Good Trust , who gave the association a grant.

The work was then carried out by local roofer Ian Midgley to makle the building watertight.

But more work still needs to be done to ensure the building can continue to be used by the villagers for years to come.

Slaithwaite Community Centre, Bank Gate, Slaithwaite.

“The next challenge is to finish the internal work”, said Linda Hinchliffe from the association.

“The Community Spirit shop have given us a grant towards the insulation and internal finishing of the roof and the affected room will need decorating and refurbishing before it can be used.

“The Community Association would like to thank the local businesses and everyone who has contributed to the roof appeal.”

Anyone who can offer more help for the building’s upkeep and more is being urged to get in touch.

“The upkeep of the building is an on-going challenge and the association greatly appreciate all offers of help and support.”

Anyone who would like further information about the centre can contact Slaithwaite Community Association at secretary@slaithwaitecommunitycentre.org