How you can help Clevedon's Curzon cinema raise cash for vital repairs

PUBLISHED: 08:00 03 August 2019

The postcards are on sale at the Curzon Cinema. Picture: Tracey Fowler

The postcards are on sale at the Curzon Cinema. Picture: Tracey Fowler

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Limited-edition postcards celebrating the history of an under-threat heritage asset have gone on sale, with campaigners hoping to raise much-needed cash.

Clevedon's Curzon cinema has a leaky roof in need of restoration, prompting Reeds Rains estate agents to support its fundraising efforts.

The business has created a pair of postcards, one in black and white and one in colour, capturing the history of the grade II-listed building.

Money raised will be donated to the Curzon's £100,000 fundraising target - of which £25,000 has been donated so far.

The restoration of the roof is expected to cost around £500,000, with hopes grants can be secured to supplement money raised from donations.

Susannah Shaw, the Curzon's chief executive, said: "Lots of fundraising ideas are put forward but we have limited time and manpower so are unable to action them all.

"With a project like this we have had to do nothing but open our arms and receive, with thanks, the wonderful postcards and put them on sale.

"We are extremely grateful to Reeds Rains."

Charlotte Emsley, of Reeds Rains, added: "We wanted to support the Curzon and the roof fund seemed something we should get on board with.

"We came up with the idea of producing a limited edition set of postcards that will not only help the cinema raise much needed cash, but also give supporters something to show for their money."

The postcards cost £1.50 and are available from the cinema, in Old Church Road, or from Reeds Rains' Clevedon and Portishead branches.

To support the Curzon's fundraising appeal, log on to www.curzon.org.uk/fundraising/donate

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