PROGRESS has been made on preserving Rock Hall with a new buy a brick campaign for the grade II listed building.

Banana Enterprise Network is continue fundraising efforts for the venue and images have been revealed which show each brick at the hall numbered as part of the fundraiser.

Supporters have spent three weeks, creating a PDF file of the building, with numbers which represent each brick on the frontage.

Each numbered brick can be bought at a price and once Rock Hall is reopened, names and numbers will be displayed, representing people who saved the historic building.

Jayne Allman, charity chief executive, said: “Our charity is progressing well with writing the £3m National Lottery Heritage Fund bid for Rock Hall.

“The deadline is May 26 and we are on target to achieve that. To help us raise the cash element of the Heritage Fund’s required 'partnership contribution' amount, we have launched our virtual 'Buy a Brick' campaign.

“On the front of Rock Hall, there are 4,253 general bricks of various sizes plus there are also 216 lintel bricks over the windows and 55 arched bricks over the door.

“Prices of our virtual bricks start at just £3 and go up to £500 for bricks above the door.

“Two of our supporters have helped us by creating a digital reproduction of the front of the Hall which shows each numbered brick. They were able to do this after a local photographer kindly helped us by taking a very detailed photo of the hall.

“It is our intention to place a large copy of the image inside Rock Hall once renovated, subject to funding success, along with a list of each brick number and the name of who bought it, to help us raise the money we need.

“We have already sold over £1,500 worth of bricks. People have bought them in memory of pets, people or for birthdays etc.

“If we sold all 55 of the arched window bricks priced at £500, aimed at corporate sponsorship, but anyone can buy one, that would give our fundraising campaign a £27,500 boost. We are so very grateful to everyone who is supporting us, including The Bolton News. Thank you.”

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