Save Our Brodsworth Welfare Miners Community Hall!

by sarah smith in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Save Our Brodsworth Welfare Miners Community Hall!
We did it
On 15th October 2021 we successfully raised £1,323 with 48 supporters in 56 days

To save the Brodsworth Miners Community Hall and buy BACK what is rightfully the communities.

by sarah smith in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Help us to save our Welfare Miners Community Hall!

The Brodsworth Miners Community Hall has been in our lives since 1924 and was, until the last few years, the hub of community activity!

Paid for by the miners of the past 100+ years, as the families put away money each week to provide the land & assets that we have today, including the iconic Grade 2 listed Welfare Hall. 

Rightfully, every member of our immediate community, & beyond, owns at least 1 brick in the walls that build the Welfare Hall, off the labour of our mining friends, sons & daughters, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and beyond. 

We believe if we each buy back a brick, we have a good chance of saving enough money to buy back our building. 1 Redbrick starting at £5 minimum donation. With higher donations equally other limited edition items.

Most of what our for-fathers had helped to create around Woodlands, & surrounding areas have disappeared. This is our last iconic building left that is still in decent shape. We deserve it to be kept and USED in our own community, as the community hall it beautifully is!

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We envision buying back the Welfare Hall and putting on events like we used to: 

- Farmers Markets

- A living heritage museum of our community

- Specialist Gym & sports rehab

- Dog & flower shows

- Boxing events

- Rollerdiscos

- Youth Hangout

- Arts, theatre & Entertainment exhibition event space

- Feeding the community

- Social space for people of all ages & needs.

- Re-imagining the bar and cafe

- Space to rent out for community groups & events

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After we buy back the community space

What will happen?

If we are successful in getting this asset back, then it will be co-owed with the community - by YOU & your friends. Like back in the day. The building needs some work including a new heating system. This means that the inside of the building will only be able to be used effectively between mid-March to late-October. Until we raise enough money or grants to fix the heating.  (Outside events & active inside events will be year round). 

If we are unsuccessful - what happens with your donation. 

We might not raise enough funds to buy the property, it might get sold to a higher bidder, etc. Fear not - You still, metaphorically, own a brick of the building. And with that brick, you  have COMMUNITY POWER

We will either use the money, in accordance through a survey of donators alongside the needs of the community, what we will spend the money on instead. 

This could go towards a new hall (in worst case scenario), to an adventure playground, to something else. 

You decide, together. All proceeds will go to enhancing our community, maintaining our rich history,  and building back community sprit and its assets available for the community. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

13 of 2500 claimed

1 Redbrick of the Hall *AND* limited edition print

Same 1 Redbrick of the Welfare Hall, *and* an A4 limited edition print of a unique drawing of the Welfare Hall. Unframed. On 220gms paper.

£1 or more

Here just to say I care!

Every single donation makes a difference. For the price of a newspaper, or bottle of Coke, or chocolate bar - you can help keep a piece of historic heritage in our community - and give us a lifeline. YOU ROCK!

£5 or more

7 of 40000 claimed

1 Redbrick of the Welfare Hall

This building was built with the money earned down in the pit, of our families & friends in our community. We each own at least 1 of the bricks of that building. Symbolically Buy It BACK* & help us keep the building in our ownership & use! * You will not physically receive a brick

£25 or more

7 of 2000 claimed

Supporter "SAVE OUR WELFARE" Tshirt

Support us and get a limited edition SAVE OUR WELFARE Tshirt you can wear to bring awareness of the issue happening, and community support. Featuring limited edition design. Printed locally. PRINTED on unisex, ringspung WHITE tshirt. Regular fit

£50 or more

0 of 10000 claimed

1 Limestone decorative brick of the Welfare

You are a BIG community supporter! You deserve a bigger, more iconic brick. Symbolically own one of the iconic limestone bricks that gives the Welfare its unique design. This building was built with the money earned down in the pit, of our families & friends in our community. We each own at least 1 of the bricks of that building. Buy it back* & help us keep the building in our ownership & use! = *You will not physically receive a brick

£60 or more

0 of 2500 claimed

1 Limestone brick *AND* limited edition print

Same reward as 1 Limestone brick of the Welfare Hall, *and* an A4 limited edition print of a unique drawing of the Welfare Hall. Unframed. On 220gms paper.

£150 or more

1 of 365 claimed

Get to rent the Hall for a whole day!

If we save the space, you can rent the whole building & land for 1 full day at this discounted rate thanks to your amazing donation today - to host pretty much any* event you like. Limited price to this offer. A unique space to host a wedding, party, food event, whatever you like! If we don't save the space, you will be personally consulted on what to use your donation on later.

£350 or more

0 of 365 claimed

ALL the awards above!

Everything named above: 1 red brick, 1 limestone brick, 1 limited edition print, 1 Tshirt, 1 day rental of the space.

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