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GXCA's £100K Challenge: Your Donation Today Can Preserve Our Community Tomorrow

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We’re located in the very heart of Gerrards Cross, and are proud to be a totem of community support where all cultures are welcomed and celebrated. We are also a vibrant hub of eclectic entertainment. GXCA is where activity, learning, and connection thrive on a daily basis and is where countless clubs, societies, and local events have found a home.

However, our centre of community and entertainment faces a critical challenge. Our beloved centre's roof is on the brink of collapse, and we are urgently in need of raising a target of £100,000 to save it. We are reaching out to our wonderful community and beyond, to help preserve this cherished space for present and future generations.

The Crucial Role of GXCA in Gerrards Cross:

A Community Owned Building

GXCA isn't just a beautiful building. It's a community-owned space with extensive history, where diverse groups and individuals have long come together.

Home to Clubs and Societies

From arts and crafts to fitness and educational programmes, the centre is a versatile space that hosts a wide array of clubs and societies, enriching our community's social and cultural tapestry.

The Urgency of the Situation: How You Can Help Save Our Roof

The imminent collapse of our roof poses a threat not only to the structure but to the very community, and risks preventing further activities and social gatherings that take place at GXCA.

The Financial Challenge

Despite our efforts and charity events, we have struggled to raise funds and are a long way off from the daunting £100,000 target needed for the roof repair. The clock is ticking, and we need your help now more than ever.

How Your Donations Can Make a Difference:

Every penny you donate goes directly towards the roof repair, ensuring the safety and continuity of the community centre. Your contribution is an investment in the future of Gerrards Cross as a community, and GXCA as its designated home, safeguarding a place where future generations can learn, connect, socialise, and thrive.

A Regency Architectural Treasure with Deep Community Roots

GXCA stands as a testament to what we can achieve when we come together. It's a symbol of our community's strength, resilience, and unity. Our ethos remains the same as it did then: ‘to advance education, to provide a meeting place….for recreation and social, moral, spiritual and intellectual development and to foster a community spirit’.

GXCA stands proudly as a Grade 2 listed building, an architectural masterpiece built in the late 18th century. Its regency style makes it a distinctive and valuable piece of Gerrards Cross's heritage. The building holds significant historical importance, being the home of the World War 1 Memorial, established in 1921 as a living tribute to the village's community and its ex-service members.

This memorial, deeply embedded in the town's history, symbolises resilience and collective memory. Further enriching its historical tapestry, in 1947, GXCA became the site of the World War 2 Memorial. This transition marked the transformation of the former vicarage into a bustling community centre, a change driven by the benevolence of local resident Eric Colston, who gifted it to the community post-World War 2.

How to Donate:

We've set up a donation page, ensuring it's easy and convenient for everyone to contribute. We promise complete transparency with how every donation is used, keeping you informed every step of the way.

You can donate via the Just Giving page here:

GXCA is proud to be at the heart of the Gerrards Cross community, thriving with the energy and aspirations of our community. Your donation today is crucial to keeping this spirit alive and ensuring our community space, a lifeline for many people near and far, is able to remain safe and open. Help us to meet the £100K target, and ensure our community centre stands strong for tomorrow and many years to come. If you have a creative idea for a charity event or any initiative that could support our vital cause, we encourage you to get in touch with us today!



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