A hugely popular cinema in Wolverhampton has launched a Crowdfunder in a bid to reopen the venue.
The Light House – which has been a registered charity since 2012 – has lost out on all kinds of income due to the coronavirus pandemic and national lockdown, which came into force on March 23.
However, now it needs vital funds to help make the venue Covid-secure and provide staff with training in order to ‘turn the lights on’ again.
So far £5,843 has been donated towards the £10,000 target, which the charity hopes it will reach by its deadline in just 10 days time.
Money raised will go towards:
- Additional signage and safety equipment to promote social distancing and a new way of using the building to keep visitors and staff as safe as possible.
- Additional cleaning which will require some specialist processes.
- Additional training for staff on new policies and how to ensure customer safety.
Speaking to Black County Live, Light House CEO Kelly Jeffs, said: “As a much loved part of the city of Wolverhampton’s cultural offer, due to the Covid crisis the cut in our income has totally destabilised our future like many other similar arts organisations and theatres.
“It’s a very delicate future ahead but with the support to our Crowdfunder these funds can help with building on our foundations again and give us the chance to plan towards our future and making the venue safe for audiences, staff and volunteers.
“The amazing positive comments we’ve received on the Crowdfunder website have been a huge reminder of the love and respect we have from our much missed audiences. We look forward to welcoming them again as soon as we practically can.”