A CHARITY is receiving overwhelming support for its plans to move into the old Worksop library.
Aurora Wellbeing Charity has been granted a 25 year lease for the original 1930s building on Memorial Avenue.
The charity, which currently runs centres at hospitals in Doncaster and Mexborough, plans to build beauty therapy rooms, a tea room, charity shop, gentle gym and conference rooms for hire.
It is holding two open days for the public to find out more about their plans. The events are taking place on Friday 24th June and Saturday 25th June from 2pm-8pm at the library.
This week, they have also held open days for businesses and organisations and people already connected with Aurora.
“It’s really all about raising awareness,” said Aurora founder Lynn Rothwell.
“The feedback has been very positive. People love this building. There is almost as much support for the building as there is for what we are doing here.”
The charity has developed a four phase plan for the building and needs around £500,000 to get the centre fully up and running. The phased development will commence within the next few weeks and completion is expected within 18 months to two years.
Charity bosses hope they will be successful in their efforts to secure Big Lottery Funding.
Lynn said that a number of businesses had already expressed an interest at becoming involved in the project.
“A big thank you must also go to Bassetlaw Council because none of this would have been possible if they had not recognised what we are all about,” she added.
The centre will care for cancer patients and their families offering a range of treatments designed to restore self esteem, rebuild confidence and general wellbeing. Money will be generated because members of the public will also be able to get treatments and also through the other services such as the tea room and charity shop.
Aurora bosses are keen to hear from anyone that is interested in helping out - whether this be volunteering or fundraising.
Any business or individual keen on helping out or who wants to find out more should contact campaign manager Peter Bradley on 07538 582434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.