Jetty Lane group gather to mark pivotal moment in building plans
PUBLISHED: 14:43 05 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:34 10 July 2019
Picture: GEMMA JARVIS
Members from the Jetty Lane team gathered last week as a mark of celebration for the dedication shown in getting a project to build a new youth and arts centre off the ground.
Director Cordelia Richman invited members and volunteers who have made efforts in ensuring the success of the new build goes ahead to an afternoon of celebration held at The Cumberland Fish Bar in Woodbridge for drinks and a fish supper as a thank you for their hard work and support.
The Jetty Lane project is spearheading the campaign for the new community centre which will house many charities and groups who have been left bereft of premises to use since the demolition of the old community centre in January 2017.
Last week the design team met at the site to mark out the footprint of the new structure in a symbolic gesture of positivity and hope for the future build.
Woodbridge based architect Scott Mortimer, who is helping to design the new centre, was in attendance and gave an account of how he came to be involved as he explains: "I was actually looking for office space so I contacted them and asked if there was any available. They then mentioned that they were looking for a designer so we got talking.
"I accepted the job as it's a really huge project to be involved in, the biggest I've taken on since I started my own architectural design practice in 2012."
Various members including fellow directors Caroline Rutherford, manager of the Just42 group and councillor Caroline Page, also attended the event alongside other volunteers to the cause.
It was an informal get together in way of commending the efforts already put in and as encouragement for the future as fundraising events will be the priority for the forthcoming year.
Jetty Lane have given themselves a deadline of September 2020 to raise the £3.5million needed to pay for the building contract and are hoping that donors and sponsors will come forward and help get their plan off to a flying start.
There is an opening for a voluntary Digital Marketing Intern which the team hope will boost any fundraising efforts.
For more details please contact Cordelia here