Howard Platt purchased the former Royal British Legion in July of 2015. He is also funding its remodelling to turn it into an attractive, feature building for the village centre. Howard is then offering the building to the community rent-free for three years followed by a long lease at less than commercial rent. It is Howard's input and generosity that has made this project possible
In March 2017 The Centre was awarded £88,200 towards a project cost of £100K by the Heritage Lottery Fund. thanks to National Lottery Players everywhere.
This funding will enable us to equip the centre with a core exhibition as well as creating learning resources and activities for local schools and other groups. It will also enable tocreate a digitisation project that will provide a permanent and searchable catalogue of images and documents
The authors of local History book The Wheels and the Water, Alan Williams and Alan Taylor have donated £3 per copy from the first 1,000 copies to Heritage Centre funds. this has produced a £3,000 donation.
A Florida based software company DYNAVISTICS whose CEO has visited Lymm on a number of occasions has donated £1,500 towards our startup fund.
We have received a donation of £175 in remembrance of Walter Copeland (20/1/1926 -25/2/2016) whol lived in Lymm all his life.
The Lymm Hotel became a major business supporter by providing premises, catering and other support for the Brazilymm 66 event which raised a profit of £1,830 for Heritage Centre funds.
Lymm Parish Council has allocated £3,000 in support of the project in Year One
Following this year's fourth annual Lymm Historic Transport Day the group donated £3,770 to Heritage Centre funds.
The organisers of Lymm Big Sing have pledged at least 50% of any profit from their 2016 Festival performance to Lymm Heritage Centre
Domville Lodge Freemasons Lodge have donated £250 toward the Heritage Centre.
Neil Stockdale of Ridgway Residential has kicked off the Business Backers segment of our fundraising with a pledge of £100 pa.
Our Friends scheme launched in February We have made a great start toward that target. click here to find out more.
Lymm Round Table has committed to a donation of £1,000 for each of the first three years of the Heritage centre
The staff and residents of Cotebrook house have donated just over £1,000 as lasting recognition of that organisation's place in the community.
The Egerton Group of five local WI branches has donated the proceeds of a raffle at a coffee morning (March 2016) - £110
Helen Davies and her friends from a local artists group donated £225 for a pre-Christmas 2016 sale
BIG THANK YOU to Lymm Co-op for donation of over £2,200 as part of their national community support scheme
Group chair Alan Williiams with Helen Davies whose pre-Christmas sale of work by Lymm based artists and craftspeople resulted in a £223 donation to the centre