BMCF Aids the Queens Park Arts Centre

The Queens Park Arts Centre in Aylesbury has been undergoing a bit of a facelift in recent months as part of its Limelight Theatre Refurbishment Project.

Aimed at improving the internal walls, floors and doors and replace old and broken equipment, the project has been very successful in improving the décor and facilities available for the 50,000 plus visitors to the centre each year.

As part of the fund-raising for the project, Sarah Lewis, the Artistic Director at the Centre, approached Andrew Hough, Secretary of the Buckinghamshire Masonic Centenary Fund (BMCF) committee, with a request for a bequest. At their meeting, earlier this year, the BMCF was delighted to award the cost of a new catering boiler to the Arts Centre as part of the cost of upgrading the Limelight Theatre Coffee Bar.

This was fitted recently and Steve Smirthwaite, of the BMCF committee, went along to the Centre to meet Sarah and view the refurbishment project.

Sarah said: "We are very grateful to the BMCF and Bucks' Freemasons for this generous donation. The old water heater was in poor condition and it means our visitors can now benefit from a hot drink whenever we are open."

Picture shows: Sarah, along with Centre members Marcel and Mark, enjoying the newly refurbished coffee bar.