Community group raises hundreds towards Lakenheath club’s renovation

Celebration Day at Lakenheath Village Hall to mark end of WWII. Pictured: The People's Project who organised the event ANL-151105-091255009
Celebration Day at Lakenheath Village Hall to mark end of WWII. Pictured: The People's Project who organised the event ANL-151105-091255009
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The group behind a project to revamp the former Royal British Legion club in Lakenheath is celebrating a finanical boost from its VE Day celebration.

The People’s Project, which bought the former club in High Street last year, organised the commemorative event at the venue on May 10.

Crowds were drawn to the village hall throughout the day, making the most of the sunshine and entertainments including a bouncy castle and a barbecue.

In total £825.08 was raised for the People’s Project, all of which is going back into the renovation and refurbishment of the building.

Margaret Fulham, whose late husband Brendan Fulham spearheaded the scheme to purchase the club, said it had been a ‘wonderful effort by the village’.

“The village has always been behind us, we just need to keep them aware this is an ongoing project,” she said.

“The committee is looking pretty good, we had two members join at our AGM and we’re hoping to get some younger people involved too.

Margaret stressed the club is now part of the village hall complex and will be known as ‘the annexe’ until another name is chosen.

The People’s Project’s next event will be a show by Suffolk comedian Charlie Haylock on July 17. Tickets are now on sale at Lakenheath News.