By Ellie Brown, Investigations Correspondent
Bristol's community groups have been invited to use the club's building until it reopens in May
Bristol club Lakota announced yesterday that its premises are available to charities and organisations in need of space during the current coronavirus pandemic.
The usually jam-packed music venue will now be empty for at least the next two months, having closed two weeks ago due to the Government's new social distancing measures.
James Haggart, the club's managing director, said: 'It is a big space and it would be a shame for it to go to waste. We would like to help in any way we can, whether that’s having hospital beds or for it to be used as testing centre.'
A message from us. Please act responsibly and stay at home as much as possible 🙏— Lakota - Bristol (@LakotaBristol) March 23, 2020
Our community usually thrives on being out, but we urge each and every one of you to do the right thing. We need to act now and think of the future.
The rave will return 🖤 pic.twitter.com/BwCKf2FeaU
The club has reached out to local homeless charities, the Army and Can Do Bristol, however, it has not yet found an organisation which wants to use the space.
Those who do want to use the premises should send all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured image: Maggie Sawant / Epigram
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