A fundraising campaign to build an access ramp for wheelchairs and pushchairs at a church hall in Swanmore, Hampshire, was boosted by a donation worth hundreds of pounds from our South region.
The £500 injection into St Barnabas’ Church’s efforts for the Paterson Centre, in Church Road, brings the total raised to just over £2,050, with hopes of further grants and collections to reach the final target.
The building is used by a wide variety of village groups and is not far from our Scholar’s Grange development off New Road. When we saw the chance to help we contacted the church and offered to contribute to the ramp funds.
Vicar Claire Towns said: “We are really keen to be able to build this ramp as soon as possible in order to make the excellent facilities we have here even more accessible and available for a wider range of users. Huge thanks to Linden Homes for their contribution.”
Tina Chalk, Linden Homes Southern marketing manager, added: “The Paterson Centre is a highly valued community facility for Swanmore, so we wanted to help make it accessible for everyone, including wheelchair users and parents with prams.”
If you’d like to make a contribution to help St Barnabas’ Church’s fundraising efforts for the Paterson Centre then please contact Claire Towns on 01489 808968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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