Appeal to visitors to support hall fund

Trustees of the Holy Island Village Hall Restoration Fund (HIVH) are appealing to visitors to help provide a new community centre for the village.

Island residents have been generating funds for the project for the past 13 years, and to date have raised some £280,000 to remove the dilapidated hall and put in the foundations for a new one.

However, a further £750,000 is needed to complete the project and reinstate the centre, which is seen as a vital social hub for the community.

The return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham this summer has provided the people of Holy Island with an opportunity to encourage visitors to help safeguard the community’s future.

The Trust is appealing to anyone with a connection to Holy Island, who knows the community there, or who has visited in the past, to make a small donation at http://www.justgiving.com/hivh