Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting CHNEWS to 80360, or email
Friends of Beamsley Project launch £100,000 appeal
8:00am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
The Friends of Beamsley Project are trying to raise £100,000 to fund a major renovation scheme.
Based in a converted chapel, the project provides self-catering holiday accommodation for people with disabilities, but needs a new heating system to make it more comfortable for visitors.
The old storage heaters are being replaced with state-of-the-art under-floor heating and “smartrads”. It is hoped to use air heat pumps as the energy source.
A series of fundraising events are planned.
The Friends recently held a charity shop in Barnoldswick and are staging a beetle drive at Christchurch, Ilkley, tonight at 7pm.
Friends secretary Brenda Dickinson said: “The Beamsley Project has made a tremendous difference to the lives of many people with disabilities.
“It is a wonderful local charity and we are keen to support the Project by fundraising and spreading the word.
“We would welcome more members and promise them a friendly time and positive experience.”
Recently, a thank you lunch was held for existing volunteers.
For more information, contact (01756) 710255.