GET behind our efforts to maintain a much-loved public hall – that’s the plea to community-minded locals.
Campsie Memorial Hall Trust took over the running of the Lennoxtown facility in December 2010 after the hall was faced with closure by cash-strapped East Dunbartonshire Council.
Since then the trust has held a number of fundraising events - including a car boot sale which will hopefully become a monthly affair.
The hall has regular bookings for a youth issues group and ballroom dancing classes, while football clubs have been using the facilities over the winter period.
Trust members have also applied for a number of grants and funding programmes.
But the financial reality is that more cash is required to allow the hall to proceed as a going concern.
Trust chairman Tommy Starrs said: “We are still operating at a general financial deficit and are dependant on our own fundraising activities to balance the books.
“There have been considerable expenditure demands including a gas bill for January of some £590 as well as insurance costs.
“It is therefore imperative that we continue to both increase our fundraising and also expand the bookings through parties and other activities.”
HAND0VER: Members are pictured receiving the keys for the hall.