Raising the Roof at Springfield


We're raising funds to replace our roof making our Centre warmer and reducing energy costs

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Springfield Community Centre is a community resource in the heart of Forest Hall. We opened our doors in 1982, although our history dates back to 1919! Our Centre is used every day by a variety of community groups, including people with dementia, dance and fitness enthusiasts, young people, toddlers and babies. It is the only hub in Forest Hall and a place where people can go to try new activities and make friends.

Members of Forest Hall Community have said

"Springfield is brilliant" - Steven, Tao Kwando student aged 8

"I love bringing the kids to the events at Springfield, it's always fun and it's affordable" - Tracey, mother of three

" I came here as a youngster and now I bring my grandchildren" - Alf, aged 82

"A Community resource that offers friendships and opportunities" - Maureen, a volunteer

"There isn't much round here so it's really important that we support it" - Richard, a local resident

"It's a marvelous place for holding a birthday party, there's loads of room for the kids to let off steam and I can go home to a tidy house afterwards!" Rachel, young mother

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We need a new roof!

  • Our roof is nearly 40 years old. Every time it rains it causes us to worry. We want to replace it with an environmentally efficient roofing system.

  • A new roof will allow us to save money on high heating costs, whilst doing our bit for the planet.

  • Cutting our costs makes us more sustainable, so we can carry on providing and extending the range of events and activities for local people.

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    Your vote is really important to us!

We've already raised £13,000 through the efforts of our volunteers and support from the local community. £12,000 from Marks and Spencer Energy Fund would take us up to £25,000 which is more than a third of our target. Vote for us for the following reasons:

  •  You value the importance of this local thriving community facility

  •  You support our refurbishment programme

  •  It will encourage the judges to give us the money towards the roof we badly need

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  • We spoke to the local community who have told us they would use our Centre more often if it was open longer.

  • We listened to the community and we are planning work with another local charity to provide a regular cafe service for drinks and snacks at Springfield.

This is only possible if we can refurbish the building!

We need to make the Centre more accessible and comfortable, ensuring a sustainable future which will benefit the wider community.

Vote for:

  • A more energy efficient and environmentally friendly building.

  • A more sustainable community resource for Forest Hall.

  • A happier community.

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