Last month, Fleetwood Trust launched the Framing Futures Window Appeal with a tall target to replace 162 windows in the main building of the former Fleetwood Hospital.
New windows are the next essential phase of the project to ensure the building remains secure and watertight following extensive works to replace the roof.
Fleetwood based chartered accountants Jones Harris answered the charity's call for help and were proud to kick-start the support from local businesses with a donation of £1,000.00 to replace a window.
Martin Wigley of Jones Harris said: “The re-development of the building offers so much potential for the whole community and we urge other local businesses and individuals to support the Trust in any way they can.”
Proposals for the former hospital building would see the creation of an innovative community and networking hub with the space available to bring a diverse range of services and agencies under one roof, for local people, families, groups and businesses.
Receiving the donation on behalf of Fleetwood Trust, Chairman Lord Tom McNally said: “We are truly grateful to Jones Harris for not only helping us get off the starting blocks with the appeal, but for believing in the potential we see for this building.
“It really is an exciting time for the whole town and when communities come together in support like this, great things can happen.”
Photograph: Martin Wigley and Stewart Case of Jones Harris with Fleetwood Trust Chairman, Lord Tom McNally