Kessingland Sports & Social Centre is the heart of our community, having large hall with seperate kitchen, Lounge and large stage. The hall was established in 1984 and is owned by the community we have various activities for the people to participate in, for example:
Dance classes, keep fit, Bowles, Table Tennis, Ceroc, Badminton, Toddler Group, Coffe mornings, Knit & Natter group, Drama class. The hall is also used for meetings and the council use the hall for Voting, and The NHS use it for the Flu gaps.
We hire the hall out for Weddings, Parties, and a large range of other uses.
We have been trying to fund raise by doing lots of different events to hopefully help moneywise towards revamp our hall and premises. The events include:- Quiz nights, Craft fairs, Jumble sales, Table top sales, shows, and asking for funding from companies.
the council gave us a £500 grant to help with the Adnams Brewery grant of £1000, which helped towards having our lightening changed. There is a number of projects needing to be addressed so our hall can stay open for the children and adults in the community, our kitchen hasn't been updated and in needed of great repair. Our stage area is unsafe at present as floor to stage area needs replacing and the curtain track needs replacing for the curtains to be able to be pulled. We need specialists in to check our roof as we believe there is asbestos and we cannot buy lighting to fit to ceiling if there is a problem.
We need to fit changing rooms somewhere in back stage as there are several groups who use the hall and need to change into costumes, we at present just use a screen.
I am asking if we can have help to achieve our goal its difficult trying to do this alone, we have been with all the fundraising events already done, however I now need your help,
Please can you give as much or as little as you can afford, making our community hall safer, cleaner and a better place for our kessingland community.