Venue needs to raise £500,000 to survive
A campaign to save London‘s 100 Club has been launched.
Long-time fans of the central London venue Tony Morrison and Jim Piddington have set up Savethe100club.co.uk, asking people to donate money, following last week’s (September 23) news that it could close for good this Christmas because of spiralling debts.
The campaign’s logo can be seen on the right of your screen.
Morrison said that a total of £500,000 needs to be raised in the next six weeks, after which the club’s status would be secured and owners could ask for heritage status to be awarded to the building.
“The idea is that a committee would be elected by the donors, and they would make decisions to take the club into the future,” he explained. “Eventually, once the club was financially secure, we would love to see it listed as a heritage site and then also look for funding from places like the Arts Council as well as sponsorship from large companies, plus, of course, the all important donors.”
Morrison added that the campaign has “six weeks to try to secure the funds needed for this to happen”.
The 100 Club been open since 1942 and played host to acts including The Clash, The White Stripes and Oasis.
See Savethe100club.co.uk for more information. Almost £10,000 has been raised by so far.
A Facebook group dedicated to saving the 100 Club has also been set up.
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