Girt Big Barn Dance raises girt big money

The Bridport Area Development Trust issued the following press release today:

A barn dance organised by Creeds Design and Print has raised £1,700 to support the restoration of Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute.

Held at The Tithe Barn by kind permission of Symondsbury Estate, the event was a sell out with over 200 people attending. Dancers enjoyed a light supper with bread and cheese supplied by Leakers Bakery and Ford Farm, and some mouth-watering tray bakes from Jessica’s Farmhouse Cakes, before dancing the night away to local group ‘Up and Running’.



Harry of Creeds Design and Print said, “the evening was fantastic and everyone attending had a great time. We are thrilled that it was such a success and that we were able to raise such a large amount to support the restoration of this important local community building.”

Crystal Johnson, Activities Coordinator for the LSI project said, “we are enormously grateful to Creeds for organising this event which will makes a big contribution towards our current fundraising target. It is this kind of support that will really help in our last push to raise all the funds necessary to bring the LSI back into use and save it as a community building for the future”.

The majority of the £2.6m needed to restore the LSI has already been secured, with major grants received from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England and various other bodies. The project has about £125k left to raise. It was recently awarded £10k from the Wolfson Foundation and further fundraising will continue throughout 2016. It is anticipated that work will begin on site after Easter this year, with a view to reopening the building in early Summer 2017.

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