Exeter Street Hall fundraisers hit their target to fix drains at community venue

Fundraisers hit their target to fix up Brighton community hall

Fundraisers hit their target to fix up Brighton community hall

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COMMUNITY fundraisers are enjoying the sweet smell of success after smashing a target to fix their drains.

Exeter Street Hall organisers have raised more than £7,000 to fund a project to repair the Victorian drains at the site.

The money was raised in part thanks to one generous benefactor who gave £3,000 to the cause after being impressed by the enthusiasm of one of the hall’s volunteers.

The group, who had raised £150,000 last year to keep the 140-year-old Brighton hall as a community space, had set themselves the target of raising £5,500 in 30 days in an appeal launched last month.

Money was also brought in by the hall’s hosting of three World Cup football match screenings, a Panini sticker swap, a comedy night and an elaborate five-course banquet which combined, brought in £3,500.

Organisers say the fundraising will continue with a project to renovate a back room at the hall.

The hall will have a grand re-opening in September after the fitting of a new £50,000 roof, funded by a successful lottery bid, and there are also plans to hold a month of music in October. Anyone wishing to help is asked to visit www.exeterstreethall.org/donating or email volunteer@ exeterstreethall.org.

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