Winchelsea New Hall is being re-equipped with a set of more comfortable chairs.  A ‘100 Club’ lottery is to be launched to raise funds.

Recent users of the New Hall will have noticed two glittering sample chairs parked at the back.  At the April Second Wednesday meeting Marion Lovell tried out the new chair with arms and Angela Hill tested the ample upholstery of the matching new chair without arms.  Both reported much improved levels of comfort.

The New Hall committee has been aware that a number of Winchelsea residents are effectively excluded from events due to their discomfort in our aging polypropylene seating.  In addition, chairs with arms are much better for people with impaired mobility.

After months of research we have ordered the new stacking chairs for delivery in June.  We have chosen three shades of turquoise, a third with arms.  A number of our prospective wedding hirers have got visibly excited about the improvement the new chairs give to the look of the hall.

The old chairs are being donated to two local village halls and to St George’s in Ivychurch.

To help us cover the cost of the new chairs (and to help fund future New Hall projects) we have decided to set up a New Hall ‘100 Club’.

A ‘100 Club’ is a local lottery to raise funds for good causes.  Half the money will go to the New Hall and the other half will be offered in cash prizes.

We plan to offer monthly tickets at £2 each or £24 for one ticket for 12 months.  We think this is a great way to raise up to £1,200 per year for the New Hall and allow us to offer up to £120 every month in cash prizes to residents.

We plan to launch the new ‘100 Club’ at the Film Night on 17th June.  Please come along, sit in the new chairs, enjoy the film and find out more about the ‘100 Club’.  If you are not able to attend June film night please look out for more details in forthcoming Parish Magazines.

The New Hall Committee