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** Press Release **

Lottery Success for Wereham Village Hall!

Local charity, Wereham Village, has been awarded £621,000 by the BIG Lottery towards the project for the 1st UK Passivhaus Village Hall. Passivhaus buildings provide a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling.

The new village hall will replace the current WW1 wooden YMCA hut, providing a larger main hall, increased facilities and a large multipurpose room. 

Victoria Gray, the Charity's Chair and Objectives Manager for the project said "We are thrilled to bits with the award! This is the culmination of 4 years of hard work for the Project Team and the credit for this success goes to the Project Team members Helen Richardson, John Eastgate, Rachel Barron and John Millard, who without their total dedication and hard work, this achievement would not have been possible. We would like to thank our Trustees and Friends of Wereham Village Hall who have continued their fund-raising efforts, the Lead Volunteers for the project who are working towards new activities in the new hall and everybody who has supported this project. The project's objectives are to improve the lives for people in Wereham and the surrounding villages. We will achieve this by delivering 7 new activities in the new hall - 

- Youth Group for ages 11+

- Village Cinema

- Physical activities

- Learning new skills

- Older Persons social group

- Heritage Group

- Craft Group

Construction on the site opposite the existing hall, is expected to start during March 2017, which allows 6 months to secure the balance of the project funding, approx £230,000. With the Lottery on board, we feel confident we'll achieve our target"

You can find out more about the Charity's fund-raising events on their Facebook page 









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