The Hungerford Youth and Centre held an Open Day on Saturday 8 June 2019 to celebrate the inauguration of their new court surface, it was a fantastic success with a range of activities: face painting and tombola, crafts, table tennis, table football, air hockey, races and a penalty shoot out competition. Everyone who attended had a great time. Our thanks go to Tesco and Christian Albas Butchers for helping with our catering – there were many comments made about how delicious the burgers were!
The new court surface was funded by Greenham Trust, Hungerford Town Council and Broadmead Estates.
We were particularly pleased to welcome Helen Simpson, Mayor of Hungerford, Richard Benyon MP and Nicholas Lumley, Constable of the Town and Manor of Hungerford, to have the opportunity to show them how the Centre has been progressing and to introduce our plans for the future: soon we hope to employ a Youth Worker who will be based at the Centre and will run new youth club sessions – an exciting prospect.
It was great fun to watch our MP taking on the local dignitaries in an obstacle course race, joining in the fun; and many thanks go to our Mayor Helen Simpson for cutting the ribbon and marking the inauguration of the new court surface. In a speech, Youth and Community Centre’s Chair Andy Robinson highlighted the importance of volunteering and commended the volunteers who run groups at the Centre: ‘their work brings enormous gain to people in our community’.