AN APPEAL has been launched to help save a Huddersfield church building.
People in Fixby and Bradley are being asked to dig deep to help with urgent repairs to St Francis' Church and community hall in Fixby Road.
The money is needed for urgent repairs to a building which is used by hundreds of people every week.
The building was opened in 1954 through public subscription and cost £6,000. It has remained largely the same.
But Edward Jarratt, a member of the church maintenance committee, said a large crack had recently appeared in the south wall and at least £15,000 was needed to put he problem right.
Work to re-tile the south roof, modernise the heating system and improve access for disabled people are also needed to ensure the building remains open.
Mr Jarratt added: "Every week well over 200 people from 11 groups use the hall on a regular basis.
"In order to keep our hall as a vital centre to serve the Fixby and district community we depend on help.
"We appeal to people to join with us to bring back the spirit of enthusiasm that its founders inspired and help us raise the funds to allow the necessary work to be completed."
Church committee members have delivered letters to houses within a one-mile radius of the church, asking people for help.
Anyone who feels they can offer any cash help should write to the church.