Charity desperate to find temporary home

Charity desperate to find temporary home

 A LOCAL charity is desperately seeking temporary accommodation while their current home is refurbished. 

The Dewsbury & District League of Friendship is based at Howlands on School Street in Dewsbury town centre, but after the community hub won a grant for a full refurbishment, it needs to relocate for 20 weeks while work is carried out.

The group was successful in a bid to the Big Lottery Building Communities Fund, which awarded a grant of £459,818 for a major overhaul of the building.

But to allow for the work to take place, the centre will have to close for between four and five months, leaving the charity without a base.

League of Friendship chairman Tom Ellis said: “Building works are due to start at the end of March but unfortunately we have a minimal budget and haven’t been able to source suitable temporary accommodation.

“For many, the Howlands is a real lifeline so we’re really hoping we will be able to continue to support those members.

“As you can imagine, we’re very concerned about our predicament and would like to appeal to the generosity of the people of Dewsbury for help.”

The charity needs a temporary home to continue providing a community hub for people looking for companionship and friendship through events, courses and social gatherings.

If you think you can help, contact Tom Ellis or Deborah Hall on 01924 463693.

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