Gunnislake residents and businesses are working together to bring their village hall up to modern-day standards using the latest social media tools.  A crowdfunding appeal has been launched, supported by a wide range of locally-donated goods and services.

Creator of the crowdfunding video, resident Stuart Bailey said, “The money raised – with a minimum target of £3,000 – will go towards improving basic facilities like upgrading the toilets, revamping the kitchen and curtains to insulate and decorate the hall.  We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from local businesses offering rewards for pledges – from meals to fitness classes, craft lessons, car service and even private dog walking. Anyone can either donate a gift or pledge an amount for one of these rewards.”

Adam Corrigan, chair of the Village Hall committee, is positive that local residents and those with any connection to Gunnislake will be generous in their support.  He said, “The hall used to be the vibrant centre of the village hosting a wide variety of activities, but like many such buildings its use saw a decline and with it the upkeep of the building. It has been very encouraging how the village has got behind its revival and it is starting to see more regular use from a growing range of activities. The hall has recently received some much-needed TLC however there is still a lot to do if we are to return the hall to its rightful place as a hub for the community, modernizing it while keeping in touch with its storied past and the crowdfunding initiative is but the start of an exciting future.”

To donate or pledge, go to

For more information, contact:  Stuart Bailey on 07967 641019

Exterior of Gunnislake Village Hall

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