As well as my SEO and conferencing hats I wear, I am also supporting a really worthwhile project in Ripon that is desperate for cash to complete the building work. The project is Community House and is going to coordinate all of the voluntary services in Ripon and the surrounding area of 240 square miles. I had a tour yesterday with Stuart Martin, the Mayor of Ripon, and was overwhelmed by the size of the project they had taken on. Basically the building stood empty for 25 years so needed completely gutting which has cost them 1.8 million GBP. The restoration has brought this building up to modern day standards with full internet access throughout and disabled facilities, catering for people with learning difficulties, single parents, the elderly and the disabled.
They are in need of 50,000 GBP to keep the builders on site to be able to finish the project by December. I pledged 5,000 GBP straight away, and I am going to be really cheeky and ask if any one out there has any money burning a hole in their pocket and would like to donate to a good cause? If you can help by pledging a donation please contact me directly, or contact Ripon CVS who are the main fundraisers for Community House.