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!
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
- 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
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.