A local church hall is being redeveloped to create a new community space thanks to a £10,000 donation by integral blinds manufacturer, Morley Glass & Glazing.
St Paul’s Church in Morley, Leeds is said to have been a ‘thriving hub’ for the local community for many years, offering activities such as pre-school groups, play and stay groups, a children’s dance school and a place for family celebrations. But the pre-fabricated structure of the church hall had come to the end of its life and needed to be demolished. Now, thanks to generous donations from local organisations, including Morley Glass & Glazing, the church hall is being redeveloped.
Ian Short, managing director of Morley Glass & Glazing, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the redevelopment of St Paul’s Church and help it to become a thriving centre of the local community. It was recently a storage and distribution centre for a Christmas toy appeal and has been offering free packed lunches during school holidays to underprivileged primary school children. It’s doing some amazing work and will be able to support many more activities and groups once new facilities including new toilets, kitchen and café have been created. It’s going to be a fabulous resource for local people.”