First images of Wythenshawe Hall fire damage released as fundraising bid tops £4,000
The first images showing the extent of the damage caused by the devastating fire at Wythenshawe Hall have been released as efforts continue to raise cash to restore the building to its former glory.
The first floor of the Tudor hall was badly damaged in the blaze which started in the early hours of March 15.
A Just Giving page has been set up by the Friends of Wythenshawe Hall which so far has raised more than £4,000.
And supporters are pressing ahead with a special day of free events on Easter Monday, 28 March, from midday until 4pm, moving the attractions into the grounds of the Hall.
Events will include Punch and Judy shows throughout the day, and young visitors can fill their baskets during a treasure hunt or try their creative eye with the Easter themed craft table. For music lovers, the dulcet tones of the Ukuhalee Ukulele band will provide the perfect soundtrack to the bank holiday.
Local people are invited to share their stories of Wythenshawe Hall as the friends group regale visitors with their passion for the historic property, sharing the history and their own memories of the Hall.