£100k for 100 years
There will be lots of events throughout the year starting with our launch weekend on the 19th and 20th January. Please come along, have fun and support our appeal.
We also have a page for donations: www.GoFundMe.com/SlaleyVillageHall
Also on twitter: #HallSlaley
Fund Thermometer, Flag and Banners
If you have passed the Hall recently you will have spotted the banners, flag and fund thermometer.
Our thermometer is showing the funds we have raised. It is currently just under £10,000. Please donate to help ensure the future of Slaley Commemoration Hall.
Appeal Launch Weekend
Thank you to everyone who attended the open weekend and helped make it a huge success.
The weekend started with the main hall full of dogs and their owners having a great time under the guidance of the team from Perfect Paws. Our craft group provided a stunning display of work they have done in the relative calmness of the committee room. Saturday afternoon saw the badminton group take over the main hall. It would be lovely to start a Parent and Toddler group in the village and we had all the toys out on show on Saturday afternoon. Please do get in touch if you are interested.
The film show and supper was well attended and the film Edie was an inspiration to us all to get out there and do what we have always dreamed of - no matter how old we feel.
Pat's history display on Sunday morning combined with the carpet bowls attracted lots of people to the hall. Sunday afternoon table tennis, whist and the afternoon teas were all very popular.
Coffee, tea, cakes and scones were available through out the weekend.
We hope this has inspired everyone to use the hall, have you parties here, start your own events and support those organised.
Special thanks to all the helpers without whom things like this just wouldn't happen.
More about our £100k for 100 Years Appeal
Slaley Commemoration Hall is looking to the future with its £100K for 100 Years Appeal.
The Hall is one of the finest and best-loved village halls in Northumberland. The hall was renovated extensively in 1980-1, but now urgently needs more work to secure its future and make it fit for the challenges ahead. New toilets are a priority and better storage. There are also some structural problems to solve to, such as repairs to the iconic lantern that sits proudly on the roof.
Over the years it has hosted a unbelievably wide range of activities and is still the only multi-purpose meeting place in the village, used by lots of groups and clubs and the focus of many social activities – an essential community hub for a sustainable village.
The Commemoration Hall was a generous gift to the village by Charles and Agnes Mona Hunting of Slaley Hall in gratitude for the safe return of their children from the First World War and opened its doors for the first time in 1922.