This is a question that has been asked on a number of occasions and requires a public answer.
To be precise and to avoid a lengthy tale: in January of this year we were promised £2million by the NWDA (North West Development Agency). As you can imagine there were lots of hoops to clamber through and we applied ourselves to the task. However it transpired that the money is not now available and as you probably know, the NWDA is being wound down.
This disappointment helps to explain where the last six months evaporated with meeting after meeting, presentations, slideshows, more meetings, strategic planning, did I say meetings?
We are now redoubling our efforts to raise the £1.5 million pounds still needed for our Sunbeams Centre. A new glimmer of light can be seen even in these days of austerity as we complete application after application to try and make up for all the lost time and dashed hopes.
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