'Send love to Sunderland' crowdfunding campaign launched
Holy Trinity was once at the heart of Sunderland. Built in 1719 near the town's busy docks, the building housed the city’s first public library, civic rooms, Magistrates' Court and even the local fire engine as well as serving as the parish church. It was used and loved by countless people. But gradually the city centre shifted; Holy Trinity fell out of use and today this Grade I listed building is at risk of collapse.
We are urgently raising funds to realise ambitious plans to save and transform Holy Trinity into a vibrant cultural and community space. We are awaiting the outcome of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid and in the meantime are working to raise £50,000 in match funding by the end of March. We've already reached £30,000 through a public appeal, but we have £20,000 still to go.
So, this Valentine’s Day, we've launched our first ever crowdfunding campaign as a final push to save this important piece of English history. ‘Send Love to Sunderland’ will run for six weeks, and its success depends on how widely it is shared and supported.
Please help us to meet our target! You can donate via our Crowdfunder page, and share the link with anyone who may be interested.