Fundraising bid for lift for Mind

Mayor Marian Hollomon in the new Mind centre
Mayor Marian Hollomon in the new Mind centre

A charity is hoping to take the building of its new home to the next level by fundraising for a lift to be installed on the premises.

Rushden Mind is aiming to raise £18,500 for the new lift so its services can be accesible to all once Phoenix House, in Skinners Hill, opens its doors.

Wheelchair users will be able to access a consultation room on the groundfloor without the lift once they are open.

However, Marian Hollomon, a trustee of Rushden Mind, said the charity is determined to raise the funds for the lift.

She said: “Without the lift we can still serve disabled users on a ground-floor consultation room, but for what we want to offer that really won’t suffice.

“But with it, we can start to serve everybody on our long waiting list and starting to provide our top quality service to everybody.”

As part of the fundraising bid, the Swivel Club has organised an event which will see star of the TV show Benidorm, Shaun Foster Conley, perform at Rushden Bowls Club.

The crooner will be supported by rocker Johnny Red.

The gig will take place at 8pm on March 16 and tickets cost £12.

Mrs Hollomon, who is also mayor of Rushden, said it would make a huge difference if people bought tickets or donated to Mind.

Tickets can be bought at the Swivel Club website at and donations can be made by calling Mind on 01933 418872.