2022 - Our Centenary Year!
Thank you to everyone who has supported the village hall.
2022 sees Slaley Commemoration Hall celebrate its centenary.
100 years ago, the Hunting family completed the construction of the hall to commemorate the safe return of their sons from the Great War. Keep an eye out for exciting events to celebrate the centenary - and of course this is along side the Queen's platinum year and 1900 years of Hadrian's wall.
A busy year of celebrations!
Regarding fundraising for the rennovation of the hall, Phase 1 was completed in 2020 and we are so excited that we have reached the funds needed for Phase 2. Work will start in the spring and on completion we will have a lovely new meeting area to complement the main large hall.
The list of fundraisers, donors and grant bodies is so long and extensive. Thank you to everyone who has contributed. We'd like to highlight a couple of lovely examples of fundraising:
- the amazing range of donations for the silent auction - especially the trailer load of manure caught bidders attention
- and of course the sponsored walk - 60 miles over two days along the beautiful Northumberland coast
The lantern has also been repaired and now sits proudly on the roof of the hall with its woodwork renewed and a glorious coat of red paint.
The beautiful portraits of Mr and Mrs Hunting will be back with us shortly after undergoing some serious repairs and cleaning at the Laing art gallery.
We are also proud to have both Hallmark 1 and 2 accreditation. These are reviewed every three years and will be under the scrutiny of the assessors again later this year. The quality standards for the management and running of the hall and help show that we have good policies and processes in place for anyone wanting to use the hall.
The hall doesn't run itself and the committee/trustees work tirelessly behind the scenes to raise funds, make sure the building is safe and secure and a welcoming place for the community.
Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope to see new faces in the hall as we introduce new events and activities for everyone to enjoy.
We'd like to send a huge THANK YOU! to everyone who has supported us.
Not only have completed Phase 1 of the Hall renovation, but we also have reached our funding target for Phase 2! We are due to start work on this in the spring. We are continuing to fundraise so that the Phase 2 extension can be fitted out and made lovely and welcoming.
First Aid Kit
This is in the Kitchen in a drawer marked with a green cross.
COVID - Aid Kit
This is in the most eastery toilet cubicle and is clearly marked.