Fund Raising Campaign - Donations
Alford Corn Exchange Community Group
(Registered Charity Number: 1154929)
9 Market Place, Alford, LN13 9EB
The Alford Corn Exchange Community Group is a registered charity and over the years we have been, and
still are, being supported by many wonderful volunteers, local people, several local businesses, and
an amazing number of professional decorators and craft people in making the Corn Exchange what it is
today. This is a warm and welcoming place for the people of Alford and the surrounding areas that
brings people together for social and leisure activities. It is with their support and kind
generosity that the following has been achieved since 2014:- kitchen completely refurbished, new boiler
installed, a Theatre Bar/Café area created, the wooden sprung floor
has been sanded and polished, interior walls wallpapered and painted and adorned with black and
white photographs of ‘Old Alford’, new stage curtains, new sound system and screen for film shows,
all stonework at the front of the building restored, 10 banqueting tables with 100 banqueting chairs,
as well as table linens and napkins purchased and equipment for short mat bowls acquired.
However, our main source of income comes from hire fees, rental income from Town Council (located in the building’s office) and organising ad hoc events which goes towards the running costs - electricity, gas, water, cleaning bills, insurances, licenses, and maintenance.
Our next big project is a complete roof renovation for the main hall. This is identified as necessary while applying for a Heritage Lottery grant for the restoration of the central lantern. The plan to re-lay the slate roof, insulate it and repair some of the underlying structure as well as restore the original Victorian lantern, removal of the suspended ceiling and install air conditioning in the main hall. This will not be cheap; the necessary repairs will cost in the region of £230,000. So far we have raised £50,000, thanks to the generosity of donors and income we have generated. Please support our fund raising efforts by donating towards our renovation fund.
How to make a donation
If you are able to make a financial donation, it would be greatly appreciated by any of the options below: -
By Cheque, made payable to “Alford Corn Exchange Community Group” and you can either hand it in to the Corn Exchange or by post to:
Alford Corn Exchange Community Group, 9 Market Place, Alford, Lincs, LN13 9EB.
Make a donation using our secure online payment using PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account), please click on the Donate button and follow the link to pay with a debit or credit card.
Financial support in the form of legacies, sponsorships and gifts would be a great help in
securing the long-term future of the Corn Exchange. If you want to speak with us, please contact us by
either of the following:
Telephone: 01507 468517 (please ask for Harry.)
Thank you for your support.