Fundraising pot continues to grow for Pakefield theatre’s roof campaign

The Seagull Theatre.
Photo: Nick Butcher

The Seagull Theatre. Photo: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Almost £18,000 has now been raised to secure the long-term future of The Seagull Theatre in Pakefield.

The Raise the Roof campaign was launched in August last year after concerns were raised over the theatre's leaking and crumbling roof.

There were fears a harsh winter and heavy rainfall could cause studios and activities to close.

The campaign aims to raise £40,000 in a year to repair collapsing parts of the ceiling and boarded-up windows.

And since then the donations have been flooding in, with £17,788 now in the fundraising pot - 44pc of the total needed.

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Last month saw a £500 donation from the Rotary Club, £215 in sponsorship from a Christmas day swimmer, £119 from the postcard auction £200 from the Christmas raffle and £72 from the Oulton Broad Choir.

It follows five months of donations from businesses, community groups and individuals.

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To donate to the Raise the Roof appeal, visit

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