Thetford church receives funding to help towards buying and installing a lift

Thetford United Reformed Church has received a grant from Breckland Council. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Thetford United Reformed Church has received a grant from Breckland Council. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

A Breckland church has received a grant for thousands of pounds which will help them install a lift to help with disabled access.

Thetford United Reformed Church were given a grant for £5,000 to contribute towards the installation of a platform lift.

The lift will cost £26,000 and the church already has a large part of the funding. It will enable disabled and less mobile people to access the first floor meeting room.

The grant was given by Breckland Council and district councillors Roy Brame and John Newton, ward members for Thetford Castle, said: 'This lift will be of great benefit to many community groups, especially the art club.

'This group used to meet in the upstairs room, where the light is much better, but had to move as some members are not able to use the stairs.

'The new lift will enable the artists to move back upstairs and will also make the whole building more accessible to everyone.'

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