Many of us will no doubt remember the Pink Floyd album, Another Brick in the Wall, a classic album which gained mixed reaction across the globe. In 1980 it started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart yet in the same year the single and the album were banned in South Africa.
When you think about it there have been many important, meaningful and historical references to walls over the years. Take the Great Wall of China for example, over 13,000 miles long and which can be seen from space. Not so long ago the world witnessed the symbolic pulling down of the Berlin Wall between East and West Germany and Donald Trump promised to build a wall between the border with Mexico and the United States as part of his election manifesto.
Bricks make walls and there is currently a ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign to raise funds to complete the building works at the Hub on Rye Hill, a wellbeing centre providing activities, therapies and a café for all. £8,000 is all that remains to be raised to reach the final fundraising target of £50,000, then the project will complete.
Their ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign has been a great success and by breaking £8,000 down into bite sized chunks makes buying a brick very affordable at £5. But why stop there? Why not get a group together and buy 10 bricks for £50 if you can afford it for as soon as ‘another brick in the wall’ is bought and others can be persuaded to do the same, then the vision of creating a very special community facility will quickly become a reality.
You can make donations for the ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign in a variety of ways including online via www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hubonryehill or text donate ‘£5-£20 hubonryehill’ to 70085. By email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01797 223810.
Image Credits: Nick Forman , The Hub on Rye Hill .