Two fund raising events have raised over £1,100 for the Tetbury Goods Shed Project appeal.
A Ladies Pampering Evening at the Dolphins Hall on Friday 6 December raised £625 for the campaign to convert the historic goods shed into a vibrant new community venue.
"We had a fantastic response from both pamperers and pamperees," said organiser Jo Gale of Romney Road, Tetbury. Together with co-organisers Andrea Payne, Jo Parke and Carolyn Witcher, Jo laid on a feast of healthy and luxurious treats at the ladies-only evening.
"It was a very successful evening, with a lot of happy, relaxed woman leaving us after their visit!" she added.
Bring and buy brings in £465
Earlier, the bring and buy sale at Northleaze, Tetbury, organised by Jill Dodge, raised over £460 for the appeal.
"I can’t thank our supporters enough. Thanks to efforts like these, the Tetbury Goods Shed Project is well and truly on the right track," said Will Cook, chairman of the Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust, which is co-ordinating the restoration of the shed in tandem with Tetbury Town Council.
The next event at the Goods Shed will be a children's carol concert on Friday 20 December, starting at 6.30pm. "Everyone is welcome," said Will Cook. "It will be a lovely way to start counting down the final five days of Christmas."
The Goods Shed Project will see the 124-year-old Great Western Railway building become an all-purpose community venue for concerts, exhibitions, film screenings and social functions. Facilities in and around the Goods Shed will include a cafe, play area, and open air stage, with regular indoor and outdoor markets in due course.
Over £350,000 has already been pledged towards the estimated £500,000 cost of completing the conversion.