Cam­paign launched to save one of town’s his­toric trea­sures

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

A CAM­PAIGN has been launched to save Poyn­ton Youth and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

The build­ing, which is based in the his­toric vil­lage school and dates back to 1838, ur­gently needs £25,000 for re­pairs.

The cen­tre, which a char­ity held in trust for Poyn­ton res­i­dents, is home to a range of groups, clubs, or­gan­i­sa­tions and busi­nesses to hold meet­ings and host events.

Parish coun­cil­lor Ge­off King who is in­volved in the cam­paign, ap­pealed to the whole com­mu­nity to help.

He said: “One of our old­est and best-loved build­ings is in des­per­ate need of help.

“The cen­tre is held in trust for the ben­e­fit of all Poyn­ton res­i­dents – which ef­fec­tively means it’s their cen­tre.

“Just to get us safe and se­cure for public use we need to do a com­plete elec­tri­cal re­wire, new emer­gency light­ing, a new fire alarm sys­tem, roof and build­ing re­pairs and ba­sic in­ter­nal dec­o­ra­tion.

“We’ll need a lot more to cre­ate a cen­tre that Poyn­ton can be proud of.

“We ur­gently need to raise £25,000 so please give gen­er­ously.”

Cam­paign­ers have or­gan­ised a char­ity con­cert at Poyn­ton Bri­tish Le­gion club on Ge­orge’s Road West on Satur­day, Septem­ber 12 at 7.30pm.

It will fea­ture a per­for­mance from Desert Wind, an Amer­i­cana trio fea­tur­ing Poyn­ton’s Andy Liddi, and Rad­nor Band, led by Joe Beard, also a Poyn­ton res­i­dent, who is a for­mer mem­ber of the 1960s group The Pur­ple Gang.

Do­na­tions by cheque can be handed in at Mates DIY, at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre or posted to Poyn­ton Cen­tre Ap­peal, 107 Park Lane, Poyn­ton, SK12 1RB.

The cam­paign has also launched a 100 Club Lottery, which has monthly prizes of £100 and £25.

Mem­ber­ship costs £50 for 12 months.For de­tails email info@poyn­ton com­mu­nity cen­tre.org.uk.

De­tails of the ap­peal can be found at www. poyn­ton­live.uk

●● Poyn­ton High School Year 13 stu­dents (from left): Cara Wheel­don, who is hop­ing to study den­tistry, Ni­cola Cherry (medicine), Adam Wal­dron (bio­chem­istry) and Rachael Jones (vet­eri­nary science)

●● Poyn­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Park Lane needs £25,000 spend­ing on it

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