Norden Farm Centre for the Arts has thanked Maidenhead Rotary Club for being among the first to respond to its appeal for funds to keep going in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The club pledged £1,000 to the Norden’s Ark Appeal, which aims to raise £50,000 to offset the impact of the lockdowns and help the centre continue its programme of virtual activities which have provided a lifeline for many who are isolating due to the virus.
A special funding fortnight held to launch the appeal in November raised nearly £13,000 towards the target.
Norden Farm chief executive Jane Corry said: “Thank you to The Rotary Club of Maidenhead for supporting Norden Farm’s campaign with an early pledge of £1,000, and also for introductions to other potential pledgers and publicity in the Maidenhead Advertiser and on the club’s website.
“Appeal funds are already being used to produce programming in virtual and socially-distanced live formats, so we can continue catering for all of our audiences no matter what restrictions are in place.”
Rotary club president Mary Spinks said: “I am delighted we have supported Norden Farm. The centre is a great community asset enjoyed by many people and it must survive during these awful times. I hope many others will follow our example as the arts are vital to the wellbeing of so many people.”
For more about the Norden’s Ark Appeal see
For more information about Maidenhead Rotary Club see www.maidenheadrotary.co.uk/