Tuesday, 12 April 2011
The Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, which serves as a focal point for the Irish community in Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush, was promised a lease extension by the Council to 2017 in January last year.
Since then, however, it has become a target for our Council's bonanza buildings sell off programme and is now threatened with closure as our Council seeks to sell the building instead.
The Centre, which is staffed primarily by unpaid volunteers, serves elderly people with a mix of cultural events and other suppoirt services while also serving the rest of the anglo Irish community with a range of activities for children and everyone in-between. As you can gather by the way I'm presenting this case I am a little bit biased being in part of Irish descent myself.
So the Centre has just twelve months to buy a little bit of Ireland in Hammersmith, otherwise the Council may sell its building in Blacks Road.
Make your donation at www.justgiving.com/irishculturalcentrelondon - pass the link to friends, family and colleagues.
Posted by Chris Underwood at 07:37