A barn dance in aid of the Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust will be held on Saturday 7th July 2012 in the barn at Woodlands Farm. Tickets are £10.00, obtainable through the Woodlands Farm Office on 020 8319 8900 or via the trust at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The SCBPT has successfully raised the significant sum of money needed to restore the castle, but needs further funds for ongoing running costs. The barn dance is part of the fund-raising campaign. As Dr Barry Gray, Chair SCBPT, says:
The Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust have the funding in place for the restoration and are very close to clearing the last legal hurdles. We hope to sign the lease on the castle with Greenwich council in the very near future. The tendering process for restoration can then begin. We have raised and have promised almost £900,000 for the restoration, including an extremely generous grant promise of more than half a million pounds, from the Heritage Lottery Fund. However, we are still in desperate need of more funds to sustain the project and the barn dance is one of a series of events to allow the local community to make their financial contribution to the restoration. We hope to make further announcements about the signing of the lease at the barn dance, and we are very confident that within the next couple of weeks Severndroog will once again belong to the community when the Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust obtain the lease on the castle. Donors can find out more about giving to the restoration fund by going to our website at http://www.severndroogcastle.org.uk/