The old tiles will be replaced with 12,833 new tiles along with major reconstruction. The total bill will be in excess of £600,000. We are delighted to have been granted £239,900 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and, thanks to your donations together with the small surplus the cinema has made over the years, we are able to allocate £60,000 ourselves. We hope to raise £100,000+ from charitable trusts and £100,000+ from our local community and businesses.
So far our wonderful community has raised an incredible £72,000. This brings the amount secured to £397,000 towards the total cost of £600,000. We still need to raise a further £203,000.
In December, we will be holding a very special auction to raise money for our roof appeal. In partnership with Aardman, we will be auctioning some of our old roof tiles which have been turned into incredible pieces of art. The tiles have been painted, sculpted and doodled upon by Aardman directors and designers including Nick Park, Peter Lord and David Sproxton. They are joined by international and local artists, musicians, actors, street artists and illustrators including include Alan Lee, illustrator of the Tolkien books. The auction will take place on eBay from 1st December and finishing on 8th December. The auction will go live through our Art on the Tiles page and photos of the tiles will be posted there as tiles are returned from our artists. We need your help to spread the word about this auction far and wide!
Would your business like to become part of our brand new Business Friends for one year with a gift of £100 or more? This can either be a business donation or fund-raised through your business and will support our hard work to restore and develop your Curzon. Funds raised initially will be directed to our roof appeal. As a thank you, we will invite you to our quarterly Business Friends events, provide a Business Friends window sticker and recognise your support on our website and Your Curzon Charity Facebook page.
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