Posted: Fri 1st Dec 2023

Urgent plea for public to help save beloved Queensway community building for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 1st, 2023

An award-winning community group has issued an urgent plea to help ensure the survival its beloved home.

The Queensway Community Building, in Caia Park, is at risk of closure after a decision by the landlord and its partners to put the building on the market.

It has been home to the Delta Academy of Dance since since 2017 when owner, Dianne Hughes, made the bold decision to relocate to the venue where she transformed an old garage into a warm and inclusive space.

The dance academy has been a thriving force for almost four decades, providing exceptional training to over 500 children and young adults every week.

Today the building is also home to The Happy Hedgehog café, Queensway Craft & Textiles Centre and Queensway Community Group CIC.

The group also works with other organisations to provide a safe space for those affected by dementia, older people’s groups, and adult education courses.

With the building now at risk of closure, the Queensway Community Group CIC is looking to raise £250,000 to safeguard its future.

The landlord is keen to sell to the community group and is doing much to help make this possible.

However support is needed from the public to help raise the large amount of money needed to keep the doors of the Queensway Complex wide open.

At the recent Wrexham Business & Community Awards, the Queensway Community Group were honoured with the ‘Spirit of Wrexham’ award for their dedication, compassion and community spirit.

Wrexham residents are being encouraged to show their support which would allow those involved to purchase the building themselves and continue making a positive impact.

The fundraising page states: “Now, we turn to you, for help.

“Your generous support would enable us to purchase the building and continue making a positive impact here in Wrexham City.

“Please consider contributing to our fundraising efforts and help us keep the doors of the Queensway Community Building wide open.

“Together, we can safeguard this vibrant hub, ensuring it remains a pillar of hope and positivity for years to come.”

You can donate to the GoFundMe and help reach the £250,000 target here.

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