The Bluebell project cic is raising funds to purchase St.Peters church and hall on princes street, Bishop Auckland.This beautiful grade 2 listed building has been vacant since 2017 and unfortunaitley has been vandilised and has been the subjected to criminal activity.
Apart from being an important part of Bishop Auckland heritage it is also the church that the famous Stan Laurel was baptised!
The purchase of this building will enable The Bluebell project to convert the old hall building into supported accommodation for people with long term mental health illness .
The tenants will take part in a collaborative recovery program during their stay which will be person centred and delivered by a team of experienced and qualified staff.
The aim of this program is to enable and equip participants to become productive members of their community.
participants will be given opportunities to gain work experience, training, education, life skills and gain the confidence to know they are capable of achieving their goals.
The church itself will host a large community hall for our outreach and community groups to use.
The Bluebell project is committed to braking social deprivation and isolation by offering groups and activities for all ages and interests.
The main funds to purchase this building and bring this exciting project to life has been funded from staffs personal finances, showing just how committed we are to The Bluebell project!
By helping us to purchase St.Peters church and hall you are ensuring this beautiful building is being used for what it was always designed to do.......serve the local community.
St.Peters deserves to be cared for and restored to its former glory and its local community deserves The Bluebell project.
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