Open Gate And Covid

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Many of us greatly value the ministry of the Open Gate Retreat House on Holy Island. Like all hospitality businesses, this has been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
As a result it has, of course, been necessary to close the House for some 4 months, and whilst we have now reopened, we have done so subject to a careful risk assessment and reduced guest numbers, to ensure adequate social distancing and safety of our staff and guests. All this has inevitably meant a significant loss of income for this year and an estimated loss of around £60,000. Whilst this has been partly offset by some Government support and some personal loans, we are still facing a significant shortfall.
As part of our recovery plan, we are offering High Rigg House on Holy Island as independent, self-contained, self-catering accommodation, particularly to Community Members and Friends, as an opportunity to come away to a special location, in a safe and socially distanced way. Please contact Kayleah at the Open Gate direct for rates and availability. 
Contact details:  01289 389222 or
Also, any financial gifts would be greatly appreciated.  The relevant bank details are:
Unity Trust Bank
Any cheques can be made payable to Lindisfarne Trust Ltd and sent to Geoff Holt, 137 Newton Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham B11 4PU.
The Caim Council and Trustees felt it was right to share this need with Community Members - thank you for your prayers and concern.
All good wishes and blessings
Chair of Trustees



Posted at 16:27pm on 9th September 2020
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