THE Brownlow Community Centre in Whitchurch is planning a new phase of window improvements after a cash boost from a recent coffee morning.

The two-hour event, held on Friday, February 14, was the latest in nearly a decade of annual coffee morning fundraisers, and helped raise £350.

With this latest cash injection, trustee chairman, Chris Smith said the centre can now move forward with replacing the remaining original windows.

"Two previous coffee mornings helped us to upgrade most of the building's original draughty windows," said Chris. "So we're now hoping we can get closer to completing that particular project."

Last year the Brownlow Centre modernised the main hall windows of the 120-year-old Victorian building, as well as carrying out extensive works to the old school's bell tower, major tree surgery and an urgent refurbishment for the recently renamed Clayton Room – now a multi-purpose meeting room and venue for private hire by local businesses, clubs and activity groups.

The next stage of fundraising will target improvements to the headmasters office, staff room, main hall floor and extra energy-saving upgrades.

"The list goes on and there's a lot more to do yet," added Chris. "So we are hugely grateful to Whitchurch people who continue to support our plans for what is becoming a real asset for the community."