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#Walton Library Reopening
New Premises!!
Your library is moving, and we hope to be open soon. The new building is looking impressive and will accommodate all the activities that were going on before, e.g. Guides, choir, chess club, book club, ukulele groups and, hopefully, some new ones as well. This move will incur considerable expenditure. Walton Community Library is a charity and Covid-19 has meant that our normal fundraising, like that of many charities, stopped completely.
We want to make the inside of our new building look as good as the outside. We aim to raise £25,000 to provide, for example, essentials such as chairs, folding tables, and computers as well as more specialist items such as dementia friendly equipment, interactive toys for children, and equipment to showcase the budding entertainers amongst us.
Please give whatever you can via a bank or the following links
Thank you
The GoFundMe link is
Walton Community Library,
Charles Waterton House,
6 Almond Avenue, Walton,
Wakefield WF2 6UA.
Charity Number 1154607
Bacs: Walton Community Library
Sort Code 08 92 99
Account no 65888649
Cheques made payable to Walton Community Library
and can be dropped off at 48 School Lane, Walton.
The GoFundMe link is
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Over the 6 weeks of April to late May 2020, Walton Food Aid has captured the imagination and hearts of the village. In total we have, to date, distributed 35 parcels (70 carrier bags) to the families in the village as identified by the Walton Primary Academy. A further 50 parcels (100 carrier bags) will be distributed in the weeks to come.

During this time Walton Community Library Trustees and Working for Walton C.I.C. have contributed equally to this project. In addition Walton residents have very generously given the equivalent of £950 in food/money: THANK YOU. We are indebted to Cherry Tree Stores for assisting in the collection of food and St Paul’s Church for storage and distribution.

Covid-19 Walton Aid’s support to the village continues unabated. In excess of 200 requests for shopping, prescriptions and ‘keeping in touch’ telephone calls have been fulfilled. Residents regularly make new requests as unfortunately lockdown continues for many.

NB We are no longer collecting donations of food as we are only allowed to run this initiative for six weeks. If you know of anybody who continues to need support in this way contact 01226 727824 in the first instance.