Help us create a community asset at the Halfway House on the Wrekin
Please support and donate to this great cause for all the community to value for life – Go Fund Me
You can donate directly to our bank account.
Lloyds bank account
Sort code = 309897
Account number = 38184163
Please complete the below form stating that, if we do not reach our target, which of these options you wish to follow;
1. Would like the donation to be returned or
2. I am happy that it is donated to a local charity.
Thank you so much in advance for your consideration and support. Just reading this page shows you have a connection to the location.
The Halfway House has provided refreshment to thousands of walkers over its 150-year history as a café and has recently undergone a major transformation by its current owner, Sean Saward, with a restored kiosk and café pavilion, outdoor seating area and gardens on a site that commands stunning views.
As Sean has now put the Halfway House up for sale at £650,000, we have started a campaign to buy this beautiful and historic site for the benefit of the local community and future generations.
We are determined that the building retain its important role serving local residents and visitors and would like to see the site developed as a visitor centre for the Wrekin as well as providing new opportunities for events, camping, outdoor pursuits, nature talks, a range of classes from art to orienteering together with an expanded accommodation capacity. We would also ideally love to see a return of maypole dancing, Victorian swing boats and dancing events for which the Halfway House was famed in the early twentieth century.
How we will do this:
We have formed a Community Interest Company (CIC) called the Halfway House on the Wrekin CIC to spearhead the not-for-profit campaign over the next few years.
Once we have developed our planned visitor centre, we would then look at other ways to support the local community. These could include support for fundraising events on the Wrekin, the development of a Wellbeing Centre, a Forest School, and providing a centre for education, arts & crafts, and volunteering. We could also host hospitality events at key times such as the summer solstice and New Year’s Eve as well as providing event & hospitality space for local groups and developing more overnight accommodation potential.
Who we are:
Kim Bennett – Sports Therapist, former local newspaper Editor and regular Wrekin user
Caroline Freeman – local GP and regular Wrekin user
Pauline Gamble – Interior Designer, regular Wrekin user and Chair of Wrekin Road Runners
Jenny Joy – Wildlife Conservationist and Director of the current Halfway House business
Anthony Lowe – Wellington Town Councillor and former Wellington Mayor
Jacqueline Seymour – Borough Councillor and former Shropshire Wildlife Trust Trustee
Help us grow support:
Shropshire Live, to read more check out this link.
How you can help:
Donations can be made directly into our;
Lloyds bank account
(sort code 309897
account number 38184163)
or via Go Fund Me
You could organise a fundraising event. If you are interested in doing this please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You could raise the profile of our campaign by sharing our Go Fund Me page and our website with your contacts.
We need to raise £700,000. We will also be looking for grant funding in addition to asking for donations.
‘The Wrekin is the home of our ancestors. It is part of us and we are its people’ George Evans 1923-2020