This might be an actual local blog for local people (10 points if you caught the League of Gentlemen reference) but I honestly had to write a post today about my local Community Centre….
Newton Family & Community Centre is based in my local area and is the most amazing resources for local residents. When I moved to Newton in 2014 it was struggling and in fact put an SOS as they had to raise £10,000 to stop the centre from closing. Well thanks to a lot of hard work and kind donations, the money (and then some) was raised and the centre was saved.
Due to the this success, the centre then put in for and crucially WON, a huge Big Lottery bid for enough money to keep the centre going for 3 years. Brilliant eh… So when I was asked by the chair of the management committee to get involved, I couldn’t really say no.
So I am proud to say that I am now on the management committee of the centre and I can’t wait to get stuck in!
The centre recently had it’s yearly review and celebration and as part of their Big Lottery funding report, they decided that instead of not only writing down their achievements, they would commission a film to show people what they did too.. I love this, take a look:
So keep an eye out for the odd articles in the future as I can’t wait to show you what we get up to.
If you love your community, it will love you right back.