April 4, 2019 11.02 am This story is over 32 months old

Celebrities back ‘Be a Brick’ campaign for Lincoln Drill Hall

The stars include Jason Donovan and Russell Watson

Several celebrities including actor and musician Jason Donovan publicly backed Lincoln Drill Hall’s ‘Be a Brick’ fundraising campaign to help keep the venue open.

As previously reported, the charity-run venue on Free School Lane is asking the local community to ‘Be a Brick’ as it needs to raise at least £130,000 a year to avoid potential closure.

People and local businesses can sponsor some of the 500,000 bricks that make up the historical venue. Bricks can be purchased for £10 or £50 per year and those who donate can leave messages on a colourful, smiling brick on a virtual wall.

The Drill Hall’s chief executive Chris Kirkwood perviously told The Lincolnite that funding cuts may mean a challenging future.

Karen Lee MP has supported the ‘Be a Brick’ campaign. Photo: Phil Crow

Celebrities are now urging their fans to ‘Be a Brick’ and support Lincoln Drill Hall during its funding crisis.

The stars, who have performed at the venue since the launch of the campaign, recorded videos urging people to donate. Since the campaign launched in February over £15,000 has been raised.

Jason Donovan said: “Lincoln Drill Hall is your arts centre but it certainly needs your help at this very important time, so I’m asking you to Be a Brick and buy a brick for just ten pounds a year to keep people like me coming to see people like you. It’s very important… We need your help, get behind it. It’s gonna be great, but we need your help.”

Celebrity video messages

A special song by The Blues Band was recorded for the campaign. Credit to Phil Crow for the following videos:

The Lincolnite spoke to Lincoln Drill Hall’s chief executive Chris Kirkwood last summer. Here’s what he had to say about the venue and its future:

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