AN appeal has been launched to give even more people access to a new creative hub in Leigh.

Several enterprises have signed up as the fourth floor of Leigh Spinners Mill is converted into a mecca for visual and performing arts.

But there is a pressing need for accessible toilets for the disabled so that the hub at the grade II*listed landmark can reach its potential.

Trustees have now launched their Spend A Penny Appeal, via a Crowdfunder web page, to reach a £10,000 target for the necessary engineering work.

A spokesman on behalf of the Leigh Spinners Trust, said: “We now need to develop localised and accessible facilities to meet the demand of such a diverse, exciting and dynamic group of cultural organisations.

“We are currently looking to develop modern, accessible toilet facilities on the floor for people to fully engage with this amazing cultural community, and we need help to make it happen.”

One of the hub’s tenants is Creative Spin Studios, an artists collective which works across a range of mediums, whose members have exhibited nationally.

And this month and February will see Leigh Film Society take over the Spinners Mill Cinema. Their first showing is Leigh On Film, on January 10, with performances of Gypsy pencilled in for January 26 and Mrs Lowy and Son on Valentine’s Day.

Later this year the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester will be bringing its 100-seater pop-up venue, The Den, to the Park Lane site.

Supporters hope the fortnight’s run, from May 11, will be a good grounding to develop a larger 240-seat attraction for the mill.

Stolen Thread Productions are also set to move into the hub later this year and their actor Will Travis has featured in a promotional clip for the toilets appeal.

Monument Men, which used to be based in the Leigh Town Hall building before redevelopment and works with museum across the UK and Egypt, is another operator lined up for the initiative.

The appeal website, offering a range of incentives, can be accessed at