The Mill Cornerstones
This autumn we’re excited to launch an exclusive new membership scheme for our thriving café and community hub, The Mill.
‘The Mill Cornerstones’ invites customers and hospice supporters to pledge a £250 gift to invest in the extension of The Mill.
We’re asking people to join with us and play a personal part in the development of St Catherine’s Park for the benefit of our community, now and in the future.
In return for their generous gift, the names of Cornerstones members will be celebrated on a unique commemorative feature in situ at The Mill. We want to publically recognise members’ contributions to the ongoing success of The Mill – and in turn the sustainability of the hospice charity – in a striking piece of art that will be enjoyed for many years to come.
Building work began in the summer of 2019 to extend The Mill because demand exceeds capacity at peak times, and we often have to turn disappointed customers away. The extension will create extra seating and tables in a flexible space that can also be used for private functions like baby showers, birthdays and funeral receptions. A new modular shop will also be created.
We are investing in the extension as part of our sustainability plans for the hospice, since we know from its success over the past five years that The Mill delivers regular, reliable income for St Catherine’s at the same time as attracting new support for the charity in other ways.
We have been successful in securing some grant funding to help pay for the work and some funds will be borrowed, but we need our wonderful supporters’ help to generate the further capital required.
Stephen Greenhalgh, Chief Executive of St Catherine’s, said: “The Mill Cornerstones initiative offers local people and Central Lancashire businesses the chance to play a tangible and important part in the future The Mill and St Catherine’s Hospice, and to celebrate that connection and commitment publically through a commemorative feature which will be enjoyed for generations to come.
“Throughout our history, St Catherine’s has constantly innovated as it works to deliver its mission to help more local people facing life-shortening conditions to have quality of life, to the end of life. The extension of The Mill is another exciting chapter, and the Cornerstones campaign offers a way for our community to play a leading role in our story. We are looking for people who share our passion for The Mill to join with us in this exciting new scheme, celebrating what it has achieved so far and helping us to maximise its further potential for our local community and the hospice charity.”
To join The Mill Cornerstones please fill out the form below or call us on 01772 629171.