Howard Platt purchased the former Royal British Legion in July of 2015. He also funded the remodelling of the building to turn it into an attractive, feature for the village centre. Howard then offered 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 enabled us to equip the Centre with a core exhibition as well as creating learning resources and activities for local schools and other groups. It has also enabled us create an online archive that will provide a permanent and searchable catalogue of images and documents.
Since then we have had support from many quarters including Lymm Parish Council, Lymm Co-op, the management of Cotebrook House, Lymm Round Table and Ridgeway Residential as well as two personal legacies.
Our "friends" scheme is also a valuable regular source of income as well as the donations from visitors and the profits from their spend in our retail and online shop.
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 ( Christmas 2017)