Project information

New toilet and shower building

To demolish an old wooden buiding that is not sufficient for all those who are coming to our campsite, and replace it with a much larger and better building, built of brick.

October 2011 - April 2012

Charity information: Vauxhall Christian Trust

Vauxhall Christian Trust
  • Need


    The toilets and shower are insufficient, and there are often queues in the morning waiting to use the facilities. The new building will have more than 50% extra toilets and showers. Also the showers do not meet current regulations as the boys all shower together, there are no shower cubicles. The girls showers are constantly breaking down and giving trouble due to insufficient water pressure.


    By providing six cubilces for showers for both girls and boys, and extra toilets. The new building is designed to give two wet rooms for diabled young people also. Something we have not had in the past.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To advance the Christian faith, by the provision of facilities for young peoples' camps


    » Each group will give Bible based talks relevant to the age group they are looking after. This will involve singing, acting, mime etc.
    » Sport - activities such as archery, football, cricket, rounders and swimming, all take place under supervision. Children are taught to play together.
    » Guided tours of walking, especially when it is dark, as many of the children have never seen the stars, as they live in towns with light polution.
    » Outings to places of interest in the local area, where they can see some of the history of the area, or to the beach, or river trips.

    What success will look like

    Success will be seen in reducing long queues for the toilets in the morning. Having toilets that meet all current regulations. Having extra showers will be a real boon.

  • Impact


    Having a modern building in place of the old wooden one will give the whole camping site a big boost. At the moment we are a bit ashamed of the toilet & shower facilities that we have. The new building will have a long life, and be easy to clean, and protected from frost damage in winter time.
    We plan to put in two disabled wet rooms as we do not have any on site now. This will mean disabled young people will now be able to come to camp.


    We have looked at the risks, and the whole floor area will have a non slip floor covering,as there will be water on the floor after showers have been taken. This will prevent accidents.
    All shower cubicles will be private, to prevent any misuse or embarrassment.
    The hot water will be controlled by thermostatic controls, to prevent any scalding.
    Daily cleaning will be undertaken to prevent any spread of disease.


    Ww will send letters and photographs at every stage of construction. When completed we will send comments received from the young people about the new facilities.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

    Loading graph....
      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 New building There will be other extras apart from the building costs.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Sir John Laing Trust £10,000 Guaranteed
    Our own funds £8,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The location of the new building will be on land owned by the Trust. It is situated at Vauxhall Farm, Gt Wenham, near Hadleigh in Suffolk. The camp field is in the middle of countryside and about one mile from the Council road. Apart from the Farm House the next nearest property is a mile away.


    All of the young people who visit the campsite. Last year we had over 1200 visitors. These come from towns and urban areas, from a radius of about 100 miles.
    The Trust has been functioning for four years, but there was a campsite previous to this for sixteen years, a total of twenty years camping.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because the old building that we hope to replace with a new one is situated on our property. Also we know the needs of the young people who come to camp. We have an ever increasing number of young people coming to camp every year.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mr Andrew Horrex

    He is our secretary, and handles all enquiries and bookings for the campsite. He checks the campsite after each group has left.

    Mr Ivan Fenning

    He is a trustee who with his sister, formerly owned the land on which the campsiute is situated. He shows all visitors round the campsite.

    Mr John Willson

    He is a volunteer that helps us with many practical projects, and is responsible for the swimming pool, its cleaning and maintenance.