The Hungerford Youth & Community Centre’s team was pleased to celebrate the official opening of the Centre’s new kitchen on Saturday 8th December. Committee members were joined by representatives of several funding organisations, as well as contractors and professionals, groups which use the Centre and members of the wider community.
The ribbon was cut by Ellie Dickens, Constable of Town and Manor of Hungerford, pictured above with Charlie Barr (HYCC Chair) and Andrea Hodgkin (HYCC Clerk).
Guests were given a guided tour of the centre – they admired the new kitchen, designed by Andrea Hodgkin, Centre Clerk, with the help of Howden’s Kitchens and David Moore from Orange Key designs.
‘We’re very happy to welcome our friends and partners here at last,’ said Andrea. So much dedication and hard work have gone into this project, it’s a real treat to have the opportunity to share the fruits of our labour today.
Amongst those invited were representatives of the Town and Manor of Hungerford and Greenham Trust, who funded the project (£2,000 and £26,000 respectively). Many thanks go to them, not only for funding this project, but also for their ongoing support and encouragement.
Tracey Leadbeater (Howdens Kitchens) talking to Andrea Hodgkin (HYCC Clerk)
Another highlight of the morning was the centre’s new floor to ceiling, brightly coloured mural by artist Gemma Kirby, described by Andrea as ‘the cherry on the cake!’
Charlie Barr (HYCC Chair), Gemma Kirby (Artist)
Thanks to Tony Bartlett & Penny Locke for above photos.