A project to transform a former fire station into a museum for Downham has moved a step closer to becoming a reality.
Downham and District Heritage Society needs to raise £650,000 to refurbish Priory Road site and are delighted with the response so far.
The society has received a £386,300 Heritage Lottery grant and members have also set themselves the target of raising £12,000.
Since starting the appeal in January 30, the group has raised £3,990.18 thanks to donations and fundraisers.
The society were presented with a £470 cheque from Downham Lioness Club, which raised the money during a quiz night.
There has also been a £300 cheque received from Downham Lecture Society.
The heritage society also raised £390 during a table-top sale at the old fire station on Sunday.
An estimated 150 people went along to browse the bric-a-brac and book stalls.
Christine Austin, from the society, has thanked everyone for their help.
She said: “There is a lot of support for the project and that is very heartening.
“There was a really nice atmosphere at the sale on Sunday and we will probably hold another in five or six weeks.
“We were able to sign up two new members on the day.”
Through information supplied, we incorrectly stated in last week’s edition that the Original Factory Shop had donated £3,388.21.
The donation was in fact £300.