A WIRRAL church hall is feeling the heat after funding for a new heating system was finally won.
St Mark The Evangelist church hall in New Ferry will have its old heating system replaced for the first time in more than 40 years.
Various groups who use the hall will benefit, including parent and children’s groups, a lunch club, pensioners’ meetings and a group of parents who support and help one another with the normal everyday struggles of family life.
It was made possible through a £5,000 grant from the Veolia Environmental Trust.
Project leader the Reverend Andrew Greenhough said: “It is great the Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded this grant.
“We look forward to working with the trust to develop and undertake a scheme that will result in the best for the residents of New Ferry.
“The hall is a great resource for the community but it cannot function properly without heating.
“The pensioners who come to our weekly events feel the cold particularly keenly, so the new heating system will make a substantial difference.”
The church hall, in New Chester Road, has also been given a Biffa Award of £5,000 which will pay for the new system to be installed.
The Veolia Environmental Trust’s executive director McNabb Laurie added: “This is great news for New Ferry and the surrounding area.
“Congratulations to the church on its achievements.
“We look forward to the scheme starting.
“We have been awarding grants to community and environmental projects like this one for more than 15 years now and every one has made a real difference to people’s lives.”