Society Of Friends Of Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral Hall Community Project

Westminster Cathedral Hall is in urgent need of modernisation. It has provided a valuable community resource for 120 years. The kitchen area needs urgent replacement to fully meet today’s standards and expectations. The current disabled access to the Hall does not provide fully independent access.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (272899)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£32,000

Amount raised

£32,720

Donations

104

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • ReligiousReligious
  • OtherOther

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The current disabled access to the Hall does not fully conform with statutory regulations. We will provide independent access, making the hall a functional amenity for all. The kitchen is outdated and needs replacement with a clean, functional space that will be used by all community groups post-pandemic. The Hall is in use through the winter one night a week for a homeless project and the improved kitchen will enable volunteers to prepare and serve food in a safe and hygienic environment.

Solution

We will replace the existing disabled access door with a fully automated access door providing independent access. The kitchen area will be completely overhauled and refitted. The focus is on a clean and functional working environment making it suitable for all the users and community groups which access the Hall space.

  • Communities grow and thrive by meeting and eating together. Our disabled entrance must allow wheelchair users to access the Hall unaided and we need a modern hygienic kitchen to produce everything from tea and coffee after Sunday services, to the delicious multicultural meals served at our events.

    — Linda McHugh, parishioner and chair of the Cathedral St Vincent de Paul Group