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Bid for public to vote for Sandwick hall in People’s Millions

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The Carnegie Hall needs your vote. Photo: Dave Donaldson

The Carnegie Hall needs your vote. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Sandwick Carnegie Hall kitchen is to get a £48,000 facelift thanks to the People’s Millions.

Sandwick Carnegie Hall hall has won the STV North regional final of the Peoples Millions Competition and will receive £47,946 to refurbish the hall kitchen, which it says is the “heart of our hall”.

Hall committee member Evelyn Jamieson earlier appealed to Shetland’s community spirit to help the hall win the competition.  “Our committee have been working hard distributing flyers, multi texting/e-mailing, Facebook and Twitter all coming into play, to get the word out,” she said.

The hall’s supporters were also busy yesterday handing out leaflets and putting up posters as well as reminding members of the public to vote.

Haltadans perform in the cosy Carnegie Hall in Sandwick. Photo: Dave Donaldson.

Haltadans perform in the cosy Carnegie Hall in Sandwick. Photo: Dave Donaldson.

Competing against the Sandwick Hall in the STV North region was Clowndoctors Go North (Hearts & Minds Ltd.) project.

According to the Sandwick Hall’s submission, the renovation will make the hall a more modern, functional place to hold community events and to appeal to local community groups. A new improved kitchen will mean the hall will be able to be used by a wide range of local groups.

It adds: “Our community have shown by their sheer numbers attending any event in the hall that they are supportive in all the committee are doing to save the hall from closure. Fundraising in the Carnegie has been amazing as we see not only people from our own community but from outwith – travelling from various parts of Shetland to join our fun. We support many local charities and would like to see this aspect of our activities continue.

“A new upgraded kitchen will enhance the experience for all who use the hall – allowing us to expand the activities we do, making it a valuable asset to our Community.”

 

About Peter Johnson

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