A CHRISTIAN retreat and conference centre in Wales is looking for 5000 people to fund its refurbishment.
Nicholaston House, on the Gower Peninsula, is hoping to fund a £2-million redevelopment to create space for an eating-disorders clinic on site, and to continue its retreat centre and faith-based courses.
It has launched an initiative, Nicholaston 5000, which consciously refers to the feeding of the five thousand in the Gospels, to persuade 5000 people to donate at least £100 each to the project.
The redevelopment plans have been given planning permission, and the centre’s trustees are hoping to start building work in 2019.
Geoff Thomas, who chairs the Swansea City Mission and Education Trust, which is behind the project, said that the pitch to donors was “Join with us to help bring this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fruition.”
He said: “If we can expand this beautiful building, we can help more people to find healing and solace on the Gower.”
Nicholaston House is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It overlooks Oxwich Bay and the moorland of Cefn Bryb, and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.