Gee Cross disabled project

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undefinedHoly Trinity Church, Gee Cross, Hyde has been awarded 8,000 to enable it to finish a disabled access project. The grant has come from SITA Trust - a recycling and resource management company. It's being used to complete phase 2 of the project the provision of disabled toilets in the church hall. Work is now underway.

Phase 1 was the creation of a level access to the 19th century church, which was financed partly from private gifts and partly from grant monies.

Project leaders Ann Caves and Janice Young commented:  “This award has been a major boost to our project and will enable us to complete the work much earlier than anticipated”.

Overall the accessibility project was estimated at a cost of £50,000 but following patient negotiations and successful bids for grant aid the works are due to be completed for £41,000.

Vicar Mark Bennett said: “We are committed to making the church accessible to everybody in Gee Cross. This is a big improvement. It means we can make sure that people who use a wheelchair or other means of transport can use all our facilities.”

SITA provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund for projects that enhance communities and enrich nature.

Pictured - builder Gavin Jones with Janice Young and Ann Caves at the site of the new disabled toilet