Latest Update July 2017
The last few weeks have seen some very exciting developments here at the Grantown YMCA Community Centre.
With grateful thanks to AW Laing’s and Alliance Timber Preservation, our major roof repairs have been completed! This now means that our Main Hall upstairs is once again safely open for business. The roof had dropped to such an extent that it took a mighty 18 tonnes of jack power to repair! Whilst the hall is still without heating, we are delighted that we are able to open up the space again for use. We are currently awaiting quotes for heating and will hopefully have more news for you in the next edition of the Grantown Times.
More good news, is that three pupils from Grantown Grammar School were successful in the annual YPI competition on our behalf. Bidding against other groups of youngsters, S2 pupils Morven Rose, Molly Crozier and Adam Woods were awarded the prize of £3,000 for their chosen Charity. The £3,000 will be used towards re-varnishing and lining the floor in the Main Hall. We are extremely grateful to the youngsters, Grantown Grammar and the YPI fund for this much needed sum.
We are also in receipt of £3,004.66 from the Co-operative Grantown. This money has been raised by the Member’s 1% donations – yes, that means you! So, thank you very, very much. The money has been raised to insulate the walls in the Youth Area which is going to be a huge draw for the youngsters. With three busy Youth Clubs in place already, we are certain that this will benefit many of our Young People in the years to come.
We are also fortunate enough to have been selected for the Co-operative’s Membership fund again, alongside the Friends of Grantown Primary. Funds raised during this 6 month period will be used to renovate our Games Room (the Old Snooker Room as many of you will know it). This is one of our more popular spaces and is ready for a new lease of life. With the Youth Clubs growing, and many other user groups including the Girl Guides, The Thursday Club, Cosy Play and Muay Thai classes, it will be great to see the space refreshed and more user friendly for all.
The Board of Management would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their ongoing support and to remind everyone that this is your Community Centre, and is open and accessible for everyone. There are many ways you can help out, whether it be attending our Community Cafe (open every Friday between 10 and 2), our monthly Pancake Brunches (1st Saturday of every month), our fundraising events such as Quiz Nights and Table Top Fairs. Or if you’d like to be more involved, you could become one of our Volunteer Helpers at any of these and other events. We’re also looking for adult helpers for our Baby Group which meets on a Thursday afternoon.
Should you be interested in helping out, please contact us on 872262 or by emailing: email@example.com
We are also looking for renewed support on our Board. It would be particularly beneficial if we could welcome some younger members such as parents of young children and indeed, some over 16’s to represent their peers. We are determined to move forward and we truly believe that with the right people on our Board, we can make the right decisions and build a brighter future.