Funding success for Wordsley Community Centre

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With Floss Jepson, opening the new kitchen at Wordsley Community Centre
With Floss Jepson, opening the new kitchen at Wordsley Community Centre

Mike was pleased to join volunteers and centre users at Wordsley Community Centre for the official opening of their brand-new kitchen facilities and serving area.

The Community Centre recently won Tesco’s prestigious ‘Bags of Help’ competition to secure £4,000 worth of funding that has all been used to renovate the kitchen area.

The local MP for Dudley South, Mike Wood, cut the ribbon for the official opening of the new facilities and thanked the community volunteers who helped to secure the funding.

Tesco’s annual competition, which is run by the charity Groundwork, provides sizeable grants to projects that will benefit communities across the country as part of the supermarket giant’s community outreach programme.

Various events are held at the community centre throughout the year, which is run by centre manager Janet Blakeway.

Speaking at the opening event, Mike Wood said, “The new kitchen facilities look fantastic and congratulations to everyone involved in securing the funding to make it possible.

“The community centre has always been a focal point for the people of Wordsley at the heart of our community and I know Janet Blakeway and her team work tirelessly to ensure everything runs smoothly.

“I always enjoying coming over to see what’s going on at the community centre whenever I’m invited, whether it be for the famous Chirstmas Bazaar or for my Older Person’s Information Fair.

“The new kitchen facilities will make a big difference to the kind of events that can be hosted at the community centre in the future and I’m looking forward to seeing it in action for years to come.”

The community centre has always been a focal point for the people of Wordsley at the heart of our community and I know Janet Blakeway and her team work tirelessly to ensure everything runs smoothly.

The new kitchen facilities will make a big difference to the kind of events that can be hosted at the community centre in the future and I’m looking forward to seeing it in action for years to come.