New appeal gives local businesses unique opportunity to become a permanent fixture and fitting of former Fleetwood Hospital site.
Following the completion of a £200k roof repair project, Fleetwood Trust have launched the Framing Futures Window Appeal with a call for the support of businesses and members of the community to help realise the next crucial stage of the ambitious local regeneration project.
Mr Frank Heald, Trustee of Fleetwood Trust explains:
“In the 8 years prior to the charitable trust purchasing the freehold of the building, the 3-storey block had been unused. As a result, the roof fell into disrepair causing it to leak.”
“Now the building is watertight we can move on to the next exciting phase of the journey and we hope local businesses will be the first to come on board and help us bring this community re-development to life.”
The Trust’s vision for the 60,000 sq.ft building received the backing of the Prince’s Foundation in December and is the North West choice of Prince Charles for his ‘7 for 70’ Community Projects, selected to celebrate his 70thbirthday.
Now through the Framing Futures Appeal the team are committed to raising the next stage of funds which are needed to totally replace the 162 windows.
Trustee, Canon Alf Hayes added:
“We know it’s no mean feat and there is a lot of work to do, however we do hope, that by sponsoring a window, businesses and supporters will not only see this as a unique opportunity to become a valued part of this community asset, but will join us at the beginning of the journey, building the strong foundation and local network needed to frame the aspirational direction and future success of the project.”
Different levels of sponsorship package are available with the option for personalised and commemorative plaques to be placed on the windows or on plaques inside the building.
Businesses and individuals who would like to support the project and join in with the appeal are encouraged to contact the Trust on 01253 376200 or visit www.fleetwoodtrust.co.uk to find out more about the project, to donate, register or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.