Cheque, mate? Rotary Club boost Arts Centre’s appeal

AN ambitious project to raise £50,000 towards refurbishing Millgate Arts Centre is £500 closer to its target.

Jack Wild, left, presents the cheque to John Tanner

That is the amount presented to the Delph entertainment hub thanks to the fundraising efforts of Oldham Metro Rotary Club members.

Club President Jack Wild handed over a cheque for the latest amount to Arts Centre chairman John Tanner at the Independent’s Uppermill office.

“The support we have received throughout the community has been overwhelming and this is another great example,” said John. “We would like to thank Oldham Metro for their generosity.”

When work is completed the auditorium will boast a new ceiling, lighting, carpets and plush comfortable seating.

The front row of theatre seating will be adjustable to allow for greater wheelchair access and it is expected the Metro rotary donation will be used towards meeting some of the cost.

“John came to one of our meetings to outline the plans and vision for the Millgate Arts Centre,” said Jack.

“It is a fantastic place and vital part of the community so we were more than happy to support their fundraising efforts.”

Oldham Metro meet at Crompton and Royton golf club on High Barn Street, Royton. New members are always welcome.

“We are a diverse and inclusive club and welcome potential Rotarians of all ages, gender and background,” explained Jack.

For further details about the Oldham Metro Rotary Club visit their website

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