Money for Light House

Wolverhampton Centre for the National Trust makes important donation to Light House’s fund-raising efforts

Light House Media Centre this week received a substantial donation from the Wolverhampton Centre for the National Trust towards its Angelshares fundraising project, which aims to help fund a full upgrade of the centres’ cinema screens to digital in order to safeguard its position as Wolverhampton’s only independent cinema for the future. Members of the Wolverhampton Centre for the National Trust donated £1000 towards the fund which has helped push the fundraising total to £3891, over halfway towards its target of £7500.

Chair of the Wolverhampton Centre for the National Trust June Jones and Vice Chair Anne Quigley presented the cheque to Light House. The group’s fundraising efforts sees them host a multitude of lectures, dinners and daytrips annually to raise money to preserve the local heritage.

Chair of the Wolverhampton Centre for the National Trust June Jones said, “As a regular visitor to Light House’s cinema screenings and their outstanding National Theatre Live programme, our group felt that this was an important investment to save a local cultural facility which is housed in one of Wolverhampton’s most iconic buildings”.

The Wolverhampton Centre for the National Trust’s next fundraising event will be held on Thursday 27th September and is a presentation by Lesley Smith from Tutbury Castle on Elizabeth I as part of the group’s celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee. Tickets cost £7.50, available on the door or by calling June Jones on 01902 755433 or Anne Quigley on 01902 331509.

Light House’s current fundraising project provides people with the opportunity to buy Angelshares and donate them to a worthy arts project in return for rewards from the organisation. Light House, as an independent cinema, faces an uncertain future as more and more film releases are being made available in a digital format rather than on 35mm film. Without funding to fully upgrade its projection equipment to digital, Light House will be unable to cater for the needs of local and regional audiences and show the wealth of new and classic releases it currently offers. Light House is looking to raise £7,500 towards the cost of this project and is inviting Angels to donate from as little as £1. In return for investments into the project Light House is offering rewards including complimentary tickets, offers in Lock Works café bar and loyalty cards offering discounts for cinema goers for 6 and 12 months.

Donations can be made via or at Light House Box Office in person or by calling 01902 716055.