Double donations help Diss Corn Hall towards £10,000 target

Time with Friends, café events for the elderly and dementia sufferers, are one of the community even

Time with Friends, café events for the elderly and dementia sufferers, are one of the community events that take place at Diss Corn hall. Picture: Ray Bryant - Credit: Ray Bryant

Diss Corn Hall is hoping for a financial boost towards its community programme thanks to a national campaign that doubles charitable donations.

The arts venue and community space, a registered charity, has been working with a greater diversity of audiences and has expanded its programme with visitor numbers to the restored venue rising by 30pc last year.

In 2020 they want to increase low cost and free outreach programmes working with groups including young people, families, the elderly and disadvantaged.

They have already received pledges for £5,000 and are hoping online donors will help raise another £5,000 with every donation made via the BigGive Christmas Challenge until noon on December 10 being match-funded, doubling the amount given.

Corn Hall trustee Ray Bryant said: "We hope to raise the £10,000 we need to maintain our work with those in the community who are financially less fortunate. Diss is fortunate to have so many volunteers who put their time, energy and enthusiasm into running this venue and we would encourage everyone who is able to support this campaign."

- You can donate via the Big Give Christmas Challenge and searching for The Corn Hall, then following the instructions to donate or by finding the Big Give on the Corn Hall website and pressing the donate button, then following the instructions.

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