Gunnislake Village Hall Rejuvenation

by Stuart Bailey in Gunnislake

We aim to reinstate our Village Hall as the heart of our Community through much needed renovation and modernisation.

by Stuart Bailey in Gunnislake

We did it
On 9th April 2018 we successfully raised £1,135 with 37 supporters in 28 days

We are a small group of volunteers who took on the management of the village hall when it was on the brink of closure just over a year ago. The hall used to be an integral and vibrant centre for the community, hosting a wide variety of activities, but like many such buildings its use saw a decline and with it the upkeep of the building.

 

(Photos courtesy Jim Thorington archive)

Our aim is to reinstate the hall as the heart of the community through much needed renovation and modernisation, bringing it up to date and providing the facilities that are expected at venues such as this, creating an enticing, comfortable space that appeals to a range of use, yet keeping in touch with its storied past.

The hall has recently received some much needed Tender Loving Care with a fresh lick of paint, however this is just scratching the surface and there is still so much to do. 

We have started to get people back within its walls, and it's 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; in fact our recent St. Pirans festival saw it positively brimming to full capacity.

Your help will go a long way to providing us with the opportunity to really get stuck in and make a start on what is an ever-growing list of work, which includes among others:

  • Updating the toilet facilities, providing disabled access and baby-changing
  • Revamping the tired kitchen
  • Installing curtains for warmth and blackout
  • Stripping the floor to provide a consistent, more usable surface
  • Installing wireless broadband
  • Provide a new stage area for musical and theatrical performances
  • Allow us to pursue architectural surveys and plans for structural work and improvement
  • Install a (much-needed) new heating system

We have an initial target of £3000 with a stretch target to £5000, but anything you can help us with will be of enormous benefit. We have been inundated with support from local business, providing incredibly generous pledge rewards. Please make sure you check them out; we're sure there will be something for everyone, from free hall sessions to B&B stays, meals out to social media training.

We invite you to share this journey with us and appreciate your support as we move towards an exciting future.

Kind regards

The Gunnislake Village Hall Management Committee: 

Adam (Chair), Frank (Secretary), Steve (Treasurer), Stuart, Lorna, Lesley, Claire, Carrie, April, Jane, Clive, Sue, Jo, Natalie, Phil, Nichola, Annie

A timelapse of Gunnislake's inaugural St. Pirans Day festival, held at the village hall

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

A special Thank-You on our website

We really do appreciate your support and for £5 we will say a big public Thank-You to you on a dedicated page on our website http://gunnislakevillagehall.co.uk/

£10 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Athlefit exercise class session

Come along for a free Athlefit session in the Village Hall on a Monday night. Athlefit is suitable for all abilities & ages from 7 to 100 years old and is a great fun experience. “I've been to other fitness classes before but left after a week whereas this one is relaxed as you do what you can”.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Free 1hr private dog walk session

A safe place for dogs to come, Rafferty's field is a 3 acre secure dog exercise field, with a high fence, dog's drinking buckets, a field shelter with seats and parking for 2-3 cars. It is off Florence road in Callington. Feel safe to let your dog off its lead, which they may not be able to do elsewhere. You will get sole use of the field for the hour, though you can share if you wish.

£15 or more

4 of 10 claimed

DVD of the GLAD Pirate Panto

This years Pirate Panto by the Gunnislake Amateur Dramatic group (GLAD) was an outstanding success. If you were lucky enough to see it this is your chance to relive the laughs, however if you missed it this is your opportunity to see it!

£20 or more

1 of 3 claimed

3hr Hall Booking session

We hope that your interest in the hall means that you would like to make use of it. To that end we are offering a 3hr booking that you can use for a Morning, Afternoon or evening slot (depending on availability) for a birthday party, disco or whatever suits your purpose.

£20 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Gunnislake Gateway Subscription

An annual subscription to the local Gunnislake Gateway publication. Released every other month and with a circulation of around 500 the Gateway is an entertaining and informative read featuring news, articles and features about Gunnislake and the local area. Choose this pledge to have your very own copy will be delivered to your door for a year.

£25 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Pack of 4 frozen pasties

Tasty, delicious and mouth-watering are all descriptions of these amazing pasties. Made locally by Over The Top Cornish Pasties, a premium Cornish pasty maker defiantly crimping over the top as generations of their family and friends have done. As well as delivering to your door, they provide frozen pasties for just that moment of fancy. You will receive a pack of 4 for your freezer, along with instruction about how to cook them to perfection!

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Free Childs High-Rope Course on the Tamar Trails

The Tamar Trails near Gulworthy is THE place for adrenaline junkies! As well as 25km of beautiful, meandering walking, cycling and horse-riding routes there is downhill mountain biking, archery and canoeing on the river, but the highlights has to be a series of stunning high-ropes courses. For this pledge you will receive a free pass to the child's high ropes course, a perfect way to spend some quality and fun time for the family!

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1-2-1 Social Media Support Session

Provided by Harmony Social Media, this 1-2-1 social media support session is ideally suited for small businesses but can also be utilised by someone that uses Facebook personally and maybe needs a helping hand to get to grips with it. From a business perspective, it would give a chance to ask any social media related questions or get advice/support on their social media channels. 1 hr session.

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1-2-1 Social Media Training

Is there someone you know that isn’t quite sure on how to use social media? How to write a status or upload a picture? This pledge is for an hours session provided by Rhys at Peach Media to anyone who would like to learn more about social media. For personal or business use.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Block of 5 sessions with Dartmoor Yoga

Dartmoor Yoga run regular classes in the village hall as well as other venues in the local area. You will receive a block of 5 sessions, which you can use at any of the locations.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carvery Roast Dinner for two

Offered by the White Hart at Chilsworthy, a friendly 16th century freehouse situated in the Tamar Valley, and who serve quality real ales and homecooked food. Sit by the open fire on colder days or in the restaurant area with stunning views.

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Your choice of print by local artist Jo March

Jo March is an outstanding artist who works outside of the established gallery system and produces unique and idiosyncratic landscapes and character portraits. Inspiration is often drawn from the environment and the people of her childhood. She has an abiding fascination with the eccentricities which exist just below the surface of rural life. Pledge now for your choice of an (approx) 16"x12" High-Quality print of one of her amazing paintings.

£55 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Two Course Sunday Roast with free bottle of wine

Offered by The Rising Sun Inn at Gunnislake, a 17th century public house and restaurant with stunning views over the Tamar Valley. Fantastic food, ales and cider with regular live music and a great atmosphere.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Local Meat Pack

Offered by Tamar Valley Butchers in Gunnislake, this pledge is for your choice of fresh, local meat up to a value of £25.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pottery Throwing Session

For this pledge you will receive a guided 1 1/2 hr pottery throwing session with Ceramics by Miranda in Calstock. After a short demonstration you will be handed the wheel to throw your own pot, with plenty of time for practice. At the end of the session you can decide which 2 pieces you'd like to keep, which will then be bisque fired and available for collection 2 weeks after your session.

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Fish & Chip Dinner for Four

Offered by the White Hart at Chilsworthy, a friendly 16th century freehouse situated in the Tamar Valley, and who serve quality real ales and homecooked food. Sit by the open fire on colder days or in the restaurant area with stunning views. This pledge is available on Mondays only, where the fish is fresh from the days catch at Looe.

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Design & print of 100 double-sided Business Cards

Offered by Matt at R3 Creative, this pledge will get you double-sided personalised, branded business cards designed to your specification, with an initial print run of 100.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Celebration Cake or Cookery Course

Local artisan producer Absolute Confection is offering this great pledge reward, your choice of a beautifully made (and delicious) cake for a family celebration (this offer excludes wedding cakes), featuring your design and intricately hand-crafted sugar decoration OR a one-day cookery course, tailored to your requirements and which could cover your own cake making and decoration, bread baking or gluten-free cookery to name a few.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

One night stay for 2 at Tamar Views B&B

Nestled in the heart of the village and offering outstanding views across the Tamar Valley, Tom and Penny of the aptly named Tamar Views B&B are offering a one night double room stay for two with a delicious breakfast.

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Family Photoshoot

Offered by local photographer and videographer Stuart Bailey Media, this pledge is for a family photoshoot with a selection of high-quality digital images. Stuart will come to your house or choice of location and spend a couple of hours making you and your family feel at ease while capturing both staged and candid shots. You will receive approx. 20 pictures for you to print or publish on social media as you choose.

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Car Service by Gunnislake Garage

This pledge is for an intermediate service for a car or small van, up to the value of £99.99 by the team at Gunnislake Garage, in the heart of the village.

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Tavistock TAGB Taekwondo Start-up Pack

This awesome package contains everything you need to start out on your journey in this exciting martial art, including a colour belt Dobok (training suit), first years TAGB membership and insurance, first month straining fees and a students handbook, altogether worth over £120!

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Free Disco Hire for Kids or Adults party

Offered by local musician Jen McAteer who also runs Kids Disco Parties, but don't let that put you off because as well as running fun-filled events for children she also provides a full-blown disco for the grown-ups! Great for parties and event of all shapes and sizes (this offer excludes weddings)

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