This is a challenging time for everyone. We recognise that all sections of our community have been put under strain by this emergency and that resources are scarce for all.
Next week we will be acting as a collection point for food donations and a base for local volunteers to package up and deliver food parcels for vulnerable local families in particular need. Our cafe and outside decking remains open for takeaway orders providing an essential service to the teachers of the local school who will be caring for the children of key workers. We are actively exploring how we can live stream content to keep you and your family entertained at home. We have even started alcohol deliveries in recognition of the fact that a little relaxation is also desperately needed in these difficult times. As a venue we will continue to support our local area wherever and whenever we can.
As you may be aware, peformance and entertainment venues are one of the industries that have been particularly hard hit by the economic impact of this public health emergency. With no statutory funding from national or local government Stanley Halls relies upon income from its events programme and privates hires to keep going; in the last two weeks all of this revenue has gone. With a staff of eight, and a large and expensive building to maintain our outgoings are substantial. We are all working incredibly hard to keep this unique community asset going, but we need your help.
The button below takes you to a Paypal donation portal where you can choose to donate whatever you like. From £1 to £1000, any and all donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.
Alternatively you could set up a direct debit from your bank account to ours using the following details and the reference ‘SHDONATION’ (just let us know by email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do set up a payment):
The Stanley People’s Initiative
Stanley Halls has survived much in its 115 years; if you can afford it, please consider donating now to help us ensure that we survive and thrive long after this crisis has passed.
Registered charity number 1155680