Jevington Village Hall Buy a Brick

by Jevington Village Hall Buy a Brick for our New Loo in Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom

£1,350

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £233.75
£10,000 target 36 days left
13% 29 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 13th January 2022 at 9:00am

Buy a brick for our new all-access toilet. We are rebuilding the lean-to for the loo, creating more floorspace and putting in a new kitchen.

by Jevington Village Hall Buy a Brick for our New Loo in Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Why Jevington Village Hall needs your help

Welcome to Jevington Village Hall's Buy a Brick Campaign (reg charity 1187282)

To secure the long-term future of this much-loved hall, we are aiming to raise £10,000 towards the cost of building our replacement lean-to, extending the useable space in the hall and providing an all-access toilet, while preserving the hall's unique character and history. 

Planning permission is in place, and once this work is complete, phase two will involve creating a new access and car park.

All you have to do is choose the level of support you wish to give. 

There are many reasons to buy a brick in this campaign:

  • Leave a legacy and secure the future of the village hall
  • In memory of a loved one or friend 
  • A business contribution to the community
  • A family contribution to the project
  • A present for that person who is hard to buy for!

Whatever your reason, there is a level of support for you. 

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Jevington Village Hall was built as the village school in 1846. A Grade 2 listed building, it is now held on trust for the benefit of the village. As the trustees, we have secured planning permission to undertake extensive refurbishment which will  secure its future as a community building for Jevington and Sussex for generations to come. 

The first phase of the work involves rebuilding the extension to provide an all access toilet, along with a store room and new kitchen, allowing us to increase the useable floor space by a third. The second phase will allow us to create a new access and car park.

This is the existing floor plan: 

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And this is the how the final layout will look after Phase 1 (not including the new rear entrance): 

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The fundraising has now begun and we hope to be starting the work in the Spring. We will be reusing the roof tiles and, hopefully, a lot of the floor tiles. But the old bricks are not reusable. So we have sourced 2000 reclaimed Sussex Bricks - these are the first 100 we bought to create a panel to meet the planning conditions on materials:

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Local master bricklayer Glyn Croxton came and built this beautiful panel - which got the thumbs up from the planners. Glyn kindly gave his services for free. As we progress our aim is to use local craftsmen to complete the works.

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We are now asking you to help us fund the purchase of rest of the bricks. The more money we can raise the more we can do - and not only buy the bricks but hire the bricky and buy the disabled toilet and kitchen equipment. Every penny donated will go to securing the long term future of Jevington Village Hall.

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The very first steps: trustees Stuart and Charles starting the demolition of the existing extension last month. A giant leap forward in securing Jevington Village Hall's future!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward - be the first to flush the new loo!

The first flush - an invitation to be the first to flush the new loo!

£5 or more

2 of 1750 claimed

£5 Reward - your name in the archive

Your name in the archive, to thank you for your donation.

£10 or more

8 of 200 claimed

£10 Reward - sign your brick and add a photo

The ability to sign your brick, with a photograph of you with your brick in the Village Hall Archive.

£100 or more

6 of 50 claimed

£100 Reward - your name on the plaque

Your name on a plaque on the new extension when completed. Or perhaps the name of a family member that has a connection to the Hall - maybe they went to school there!

£200 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£200 Reward - plus design a tile for the kitchen

Your name on the memorial plaque - and the opportunity to design a unique tile in the hall kitchen when the kitchen refurbishment is completed. Become part of the Village Hall Memorial Tile Wall!

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