MORE than £10,000 in pledges has already been received after the music community pulled together in support of one of Oswestry’s most popular venues.
Steve and Roslynn Gore last week appealed to the public to help save The Ironworks, in Church Street, after they were advised to sell it by bankers.
And an emergency meeting brought in scores of supporters, which packed out the live music venue last week, keen to find out how they could help fight for its future.
Mr Gore, who launched a ‘Buy-a-Brick’ campaign to attract donation pledges, said: “The turnout was excellent.
“We received a tremendous amount of positivity and support and we are delighted by the massive amount of pledges we received.
“The response has been brilliant.”
The ‘Buy-a-Brick campaign also won some early backing with comedian Patrick Monahan and local magician Paul Dabek being among the first to help out.
Mrs Gore added: “There’s so much interest. We’ve had so many emails of support we are very hopeful of reaching the target.”
The couple has five weeks to save the venue and is appealing for continued public backing without which they will not be able to achieve their goal.
l For more information or to help fight for the cause call 01691 679 123 or 07855 565048, or email email@example.com
And keep an eye out for a special donations page which is due to appear at www.the-ironworks. co.uk in the next few days.