The Friends of Victoria Hall have sent out this appeal for donations to save it:
The Friends of Victoria Hall (FoVH) urgently need your help to keep the Victoria
Hall open for community use.
was the centre of civic life in Ealing for 125 years until it was shut down in
2019. It has hosted presidents and prime ministers, concerts, multicultural
celebrations, public enquiries, election hustings and election counts,
exhibitions from art to model railways, protest meetings, blood donation drives,
graduation ceremonies, dance classes, amateur dramatics, film societies, NHS
cardiac rehabilitation and anti-smoking classes and much more. This will all end
if LBE disposes of it.
On March 12
the Charity Commission said it would allow Ealing Council to hand over the Hall
to hotel operators Mastcraft. Friends of Victoria Hall say the Hall was built
with funds raised from the community to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee as
a place for public use. It doesn’t belong to the Council and they have no right
to dispose of it.
working with one of the UK’s top charity lawyers to appeal the Charity
Commission’s ruling. Their appeal will be dealt with by the Charity Tribunal
with a judge presiding over it, so it will cost money. FoVH need your help to
pay the legal fees.
The Friends urgently need your help. Please pledge as
much as you can to help us cover the legal costs. Be sure to sign up for Gift
Aid to make your donation go even further – the HM Charity reference number is
people of Ealing will be in your debt for generations to come for helping to
save this precious community amenity.
with a donation on FoVH’s Crowd Justice page (and don’t forget to agree to Gift
More information: https://savethevictoriahall.weebly.com/about-the-hall.html
find out more about the hall, it’s history and some of the local personalities
who want to save it on this short video
And there is more about the Victoria Hall
saga on the local Ealing videonews outlet on Exposurebox at https://exposurebox.com/save_victoria_hall_update/
Ealing’s Centre Group