Reopen The Wesley Campaign Hits $500,000 Milestone

Published on 05 June 2024

Mary Starr Wesley

The Reopen The Wesley Campaign has reached a significant milestone, raising $500,000 in donations – marking the halfway point of its fundraising goal.

The campaign aims to restore the Roberts Avenue building and give it a fresh purpose as a multifunctional community venue. 

Horsham Rural City Council previously matched the Wesley Committee’s cash contribution to the project of $225,000 enabling it to kick off a fundraising campaign with $450,000.

The Wesley Committee is now seeking to raise an additional $550,000 from community donations and contributions from corporate and philanthropic entities.

This will allow the Committee to seek a dollar-for-dollar government grant to reach the final target of $2 million.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity and support we have received,” the Wesley Committee’s Meryn Eagle said.

“Reaching this milestone is a significant step towards our goal, but we still have a long way to go.”

The “Reopen The Wesley Campaign” was launched in response to the closure of The Wesley institution, a cornerstone of the community that has been greatly missed by many. The campaign’s goal is to raise $1 million to cover the costs of reopening and operating the institution.

As the campaign continues to gain momentum, the organisers are hopeful that they will reach their fundraising goal. They are calling on the community to continue their support to help bring The Wesley back to life.

“We are halfway there, and with your continued support, we can make this dream a reality,” Mrs Eagle said.

“For those interested in contributing, donations can be made through the campaign’s webpage. 

“Every contribution brings The Wesley one step closer to reopening its doors,” she said. 

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