Russell Armer helps transform local community centre

Posted on October 29, 2018 | Charity, News

A valuable new space has opened for local groups, thanks to the support of businesses, including Russell Armer Homes.

Russell Armer contributes funds each year to the Cumbria Community Fund which is responsible for coordinating investments in local projects designed to support people facing disadvantage in the local area. During the year 2017/18, Russell Armer’s contribution has helped the fund to deliver grants to projects including the Castle Street Community Centre, Kendal, Dignity in Dementia, Eden and South Lakeland Credit Union, Friends of Abbott Hall Playground and Riversiders Trust.

We were particularly delighted to receive an update on the transformation of the loft space at Castle Street Community Centre. The community centre has been struggling to meet the demand for spaces to support groups including seniors, martial arts and fitness, youth offenders and people suffering from multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Funding has now meant that the centre has another meeting room available for activities.

Centre Manager, Joanne Watson, said: ‘Over the last two years I have had to turn a few bookings away as the centre is pretty much running at full capacity. The grant means that the extra space will allow new groups and users to hire the centre at a reasonable cost.’

Below are some progress pictures.