A HALL which is soon to undergo major repairs is now an award-winning building.

Crickade’s Jenner Hall was awarded with Hallmark One and Two earlier this month by Community First.

The Hallmark is a national quality standards scheme run by the Rural Community Action Network for the village hall and their committees to demonstrate best practice in the management of important local community assets.

The Jenner Hall committee were congratulated for achieving the award while carrying out extensive fundraising programme for a new roof.

The 'raise the roof’ campaign to raise a staggering £125,000 to repair the much-loved building was launched 12 months ago. So far, just £16,000 has been raised with a target date of July 2012.

If the cash is not raised, it is likely the building will close.

The roof timbers of the 350-year-old community building are in dire need of repair and if major renovation work is not undertaken soon, it could become so dilapidated that health and safety officers would not allow it to remain open.

Fundraising co-ordinator Vicky McIntosh said it would be a "massive challenge" but she was still confident the cash would be raised.

The committee is waiting to hear if a £50,000 grant application is successful.

Donations can be made to the Raise the Roof Campaign by calling 01793 759338