The Byrne Avenue Trust was set up to rescue, restore and re-open Byrne Avenue Baths. The first phase of a substantial restoration/renovation is nearing completion and this much-loved building will be opening to the public in September 2021 as a Sports and Community Centre.
The Trust aims to provide a range of sporting opportunities, community activities and social events for our local community whilst preserving and promoting the history and heritage of the building.
Sports will include football, badminton, table tennis, netball, walking football and Zumba. There will be healthy activities for everyone, including those who may not have been active for a while.
Earlier this year, the trust set up a crowdfunder to raise funds to develop the cafe. £20,000 was needed for this part of the project and the trust needed to raise £10,000 to receive a matched funding grant from Sports England.
Over the weekend the trust achieved its target with many Wirral residents and local businesses donating money.
birkenhead.news spoke to Jane Richards, Project Manager for the Byrne Avenue Baths Trust. She explained, “We would like to thank everyone who has donated to the Crowdfunder. Due to the support of the community we were also able to access £10,000 from Sports England’s Activate your Space fund.
“It means that we will be able to start work on creating our brand new Slipper Baths Café which we hope to be able to open before the end of the year.”
At the time of writing, the trust has raised £21,080 for the Slipper Baths Cafe. Currently, you can still donate money to the crowdfunder by visiting this link