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Corn Exchange reaches £100,000 fundraising milestone

The Corn Exchange Newbury has to announced that, with the incredible generosity of local people, its Save Your Corn Exchange campaign has now reached the milestone of £100,000.

Since launching the appeal in October 2018, the Save Your Corn Exchange campaign has received a huge amount of public support and has so far raised an astonishing £103,206.35.

With only one month until its funding from West Berkshire Council ceases, the Corn Exchange Newbury is asking audiences, participants and supporters to commit to £2 a month to help them reach the final target of £150,000.

Grant Brisland, the Corn Exchange’s director said: “Thank you to everybody who has donated and signed up to give a small monthly donation. The community’s support for the Corn Exchange has always been strong and hitting the £100,000 milestone not only quantifies that but gives us confidence that all of our activities will continue to thrive and not just survive, in spite of the difficult financial climate. We are now on the home straight to hitting the overall £150,000 target, meaning I had better get ready to be flung out of an airplane!”

As a finale to the campaign the Corn Exchange will also be presenting a family-friendly fundraising event in June. More information will be released shortly.

The Corn Exchange engages with over 130,000 people a year through its varied live events programme, extensive learning and participation work and free outdoor events.

Those who wish to sign up to giving a monthly donation and help the charity reach their next milestone, should visit www.saveyourcornexchange.com to complete a direct debit form, or call 01635 582666 to talk to a member of the development team; alternatively, paper copies of the form can be picked up from the Corn Exchange Box Office.

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